Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)

Two Rustic Buntings at Tademaït Plateau, Central Algeria

Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica), Tademaït Plateau, Central Algeria, 23 Nov. 2021 (Robert Minshull).

Deux Bruants rustiques observés dans le plateau du Tademaït dans le Sahara central algérien le 23 novembre 2021 (Robert Minshull). C’est la deuxième mention de l’espèce pour l’Algérie. Two Rustic Buntings found at Tademaït Plateau in Central Algerian Sahara on 23 November 2021. Robert Minshull first heard the birds’ call before trying to get some …

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First Rustic Bunting for Algeria and Northwest Africa

Rustic Bunting / Bruant rustique (Emberiza rustica), Annaba, Algeria, 2 November 2013 (Imed Djemadi).

The Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica) breeds from Scandinavia eastwards across Eurasia. It winters in eastern China and Japan. The species is in great trouble as its global population size has declined by a 75–87% over a period of 30 years (see: Edenius et al. 2017. The next common and widespread bunting to go? Global population …

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