Jankowski's Bunting

The Jankowski's Bunting is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

learned the other day that Jankowski's Bunting is apparently in free fall to extinction at the moment...it is getting extremely scarce now. planning a trip to Mancuhria (next May) to see it. Also possible are 6 species of crane including Red-crowned. Does anyone know anything about the situation? It's the first i've heard... Tim __________________ OBC - Saving Asia's threatened birds www.orientalbirdclub.org http://www.freewebs. More

Jankowski's Bunting - a species that could theoretically winter in the area. But no sign, although a flushed bunting near the line of buildings where the taxi was waiting raised hopes momentarily. The bird was, however, a Meadow Bunting (first of 4 seen in this area - 2 x 2 pairs). Also, a single female Pallas's Rosefinch nearby enlivened the proceedings. Finally, 3 Eurasian Curlews on the large lagoon there. More

There he had successfully found Jankowski's Buntings at a site north of Xianghai Reserve. This success was, however, clouded by the discovery that Jankowski's Bunting is now absent or at least very rare in its former core range in the Reserve itself where drought and overgrazing has severely degraded its lightly wooded steppe grassland habitat, whilst outside the reserve suitable habitat is fast disappearing due to the extension of arable agriculture. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Emberizidae
Genus : Emberiza
Species : jankowskii
Authority : Taczanowski, 1888