Classification
Gaviiformes
Podicipediformes
Pelecaniformes
Ciconiiformes
Phoenicopteriformes
Anseriformes
Falconiformes
Galliformes
Gruiformes
Charadriiformes
Columbiformes
Cuculiformes
Strigiformes
Caprimulgiformes
Apodiformes
Coraciiformes
Upupiformes
Piciformes
Passeriformes
Emberiza yessoensis


  • Japanese Reed Bunting, Ocre-rumped Bunting
  • Emberiza yessoensis (Swinhoe, 1874)
  • Passeriformes - Emberizidae
  • Наран хөмрөг


Status: Rare species. According to the IUCN Red List categories and criteria, the species evaluated as-Near threatened.


Distribution and Range: Breeds in reedy lake shores and river birds of Primorye in extreme south east of the Russian Federation, north eastern region of China, Korea and Japan.Winters in the southern China. In Mongolia: Khalkh river valley, Tashgain Tavan Nuur Lake surrounding areas. Also nests in Guu ad Azarga River valley. During migration the species passes though the Khalkh, Nomrog river valley, Khyangany range.


Habitat: Reed beds and edges of marshes along rivers and lakes, but in highlands also in wet meadows and drier grasslands. It winters in coastal marshes.


Population and Threats: Population not assessed. Predators prey on the species during breeding and migration equally.


Conservation Measures: Listed as Rare animal in the Annex to the Mongolian Government Resolution #7 (2012) and the Asia Red Data Book for Birds (2001). Distribution area is partially included within the included within the NSPAN.


Further actions: Improve the conservation measures for waterfowl and endangered birds, monitor the species reproductive biology aspects, migration path and threats impacts; protect parts of the Tashgain Tavan Nuur lake within the NSPAN.


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