Population crash of the ortolan bunting Emberiza hortulana in agricultural landscapes of southern Finland

  title={Population crash of the ortolan bunting Emberiza hortulana in agricultural landscapes of southern Finland},
  author={Ville Veps{\"a}l{\"a}inen and Timo P. M. Pakkala and Markus Piha and Juha Tiainen},
The ortolan bunting Emberiza hortulana is a bird species that has shown a particularly dramatic decline during recent decades within the agricultural areas of Europe. We studied the population density changes and environment associations of the ortolan bunting within agricultural landscapes in southern Finland, from territory to landscape scale, in 1984–2002. The crash of the ortolan bunting population took place synchronously during the early 1990s in all the subpopulations, resulting in a… CONTINUE READING


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