Rustic Bunting (Immature)
Scientific Name 
Emberiza rustica
Arabic Name 
درسة الخمائل
Kuwaiti name 
زرزور جبل
14.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Extremely rare vagrant. Only twice recorded in Kuwait, during spring and autumn migration. A species breeding in northern Eurasia and wintering in eastern Asia, probably occurring as an accidental visitor.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 2 records for Kuwait with the last record seen at Al Abraq in November 2009.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a population that is moderately declining. It breeds across northern Europe and Asia. It is migratory, wintering in south east Asia, Japan, and eastern China. It is a rare wanderer to western Europe.
Local threats 
Indiscriminate shooting during migration.