Yellowhammer (Male non-breeding, GREECE)
Yellowhammer (Non-breeding plumage)
Scientific Name 
Emberiza citrinella
Arabic Name 
الدرسة الصفراء
Kuwaiti name 
زرزور جبل
17.0 cm
Least Concern


Extremely rare vagrant. A bird at the southern limits of its normal range.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 2 records for Kuwait. Recorded for the first time during spring passage in mid March 2002 at Heraijah, in Northern Kuwait and a second in March 2012 at Sabah Al-Ahmad Natural Reserve.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range and a population that is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and reduction in cultivation of cereal crops. It breeds across Europe and much of Asia. In Europe and Asia most birds are resident, but some far northern birds migrate south in winter.
Local threats 
Indiscriminate shooting and loss of habitat.