Little Bunting
Scientific Name 
Emberiza pusilla
Arabic Name 
الدرسة الصغيرة
Kuwaiti name 
زرزور جبل
13.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Rare winter visitor. These tiny buntings breed in the northern Eurasian taiga and tundra and may seem out of place in the desert. They have been documented several times in Kuwait at various locations.
Where in Kuwait 
It is typically found in agricultural habitat and recent records were from the Al Abraq oasis in the west of the country.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a stable population and it breeds across the taiga of the far northeast of Europe and northern Asia. It is migratory, wintering in the subtropics in northern India, southern China and the northern parts of southeast Asia.
Local threats 
Indiscriminate shooting during migration and crop pesticides.