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Red-rumped Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow

(Hirundo daurica)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 15 000 - 25 000 pairs Distribution pattern Distributed over the greater part of the territory of the country, more densely in the mountains and some rocky regions in the...

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Red-crested Pochard

Red-crested Pochard

(Netta rufina)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 0 - 1 pairs Distribution pattern After 1990, during the breeding season the species is observed in four wetlands. On May 24, 1993 at the marsh near the camping Europe, (west...

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Red-backed Shrike

Red-backed Shrike

(Lanius collurio)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 300 000 - 700 000 pairs Distribution pattern Widespread throughout the country.Breeding distribution 2013 – 2020 – The distribution and the estimation of the population...

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Red-breasted Flycatcher

Red-breasted Flycatcher

(Ficedula parva)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 1 000 – 1 500 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy distribution, concentrated mainly in the beech tree belt of Stara Planina (eastward to the Sliven Mountain). With...

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Red Kite

Red Kite

(Milvus milvus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 0 pairs Distribution pattern Separate observations of single adult birds in different hilly and low mountainous parts of the country have been made: on May 13, 2003 near the...

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Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin

Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin

(Cercotrichas galactotes)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 0-3 pairs Distribution pattern Single isolated breeding sites are known, mainly in Eastern Bulgaria and along the Black Sea coast. On the 17th and 18th of July...

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Rock Sparrow

Rock Sparrow

(Petronia petronia)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 150 - 300 pairs Distribution pattern With limited dispersed distribution. Breeds regularly in the southern parts of the Struma Valley and the neighbouring areas, north to...

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Rock Bunting

Rock Bunting

(Emberiza cia)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 5000 - 8000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution, more consistent in the mountains Rila-Rhodope Massif, Stara Planina, Vitosha, Strandzha and...

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Rosy Starling

Rosy Starling

(Sturnus roseus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 0 – 7 000 pairs Distribution pattern Nomadic species with irregular and unpredictable breeding in some sites, most often and more grouped along the Black Sea coast (around...

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Rook

Rook

(Corvus frugilegus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 15 000 - 25 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution in the plains mainly in Northern Bulgaria, more densely in areas in the Danubian Plain,...

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Rock Pigeon

Rock Pigeon

(Columba livia)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 400 - 800 pairs Distribution pattern With predominantly patchy distribution, covering parts of the Rila–Rhodope Massif and more dispersed in the Western Stara Planina...

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Rock Partridge

Rock Partridge

(Alectoris graeca)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 800 – 1 500 pairs Distribution pattern Patchy in all high mountains - Western and Central Stara Planina, Rila, Pirin, part of the Western Rhodopes, Vitosha, Osogovska and...

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Red-footed Falcon

Red-footed Falcon

(Falco vespertinus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) – Near threatened Population size: 2020: 0 - 16 pairs (2007: 0 - 10 pairs) Distribution pattern At present breeds sporadically in the Sliven District. In the past mainly in the open plains of Northern...

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Ruddy Shelduck

Ruddy Shelduck

(Tadorna ferruginea)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 82-153 pairs (2007: 40-80 pairs) Distribution pattern A small population species with isolated breeding sites in Northeastern Bulgaria and in the region of Burgas....

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Rufous-tailed Rock-thrus

Rufous-tailed Rock-thrus

(Monticola saxatilis)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 278 - 590 pairs (2007: 1 200 – 2 500 pairs) Distribution pattern Species with a small population and with limited uneven distribution (Stoynov, Mitev, 2007;...

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Reed Bunting

Reed Bunting

(Emberiza schoeniclus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 62-133 pairs (2007: 200-400 pairs) Distribution pattern With limited dispersed distribution following the distribution of marshes with extensive reed beds,...

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Red-necked Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

(Podiceps grisegena)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 35-79 pairs (2007: 30–70 pairs) Distribution pattern With isolated breeding habitats along the Danube River, locally in the Thracian Plain and along the Black Sea...

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Red-necked Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

(Podiceps nigricollis)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 35-79 pairs (2007: 30–70 pairs) Distribution pattern With isolated breeding habitats along the Danube River, locally in the Thracian Plain and along the Black...

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