BirdLife: The Magazine Jan-Mar 2018 - Page 47

feature Most affected species House Sparrow Passer domesticus 4.7 million Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 2.9 million Eurasian blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 1.8 million Common Quail Coturnix coturnix 1.7 million Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 1.2 million Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra 0.9 million Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis 0.8 million Photo credits: Eurasian Skylark Tomas Belka / Common Quail Petr Saj / Common Chaffinch Ivan Miksik / House Sparrow Cóilín MacLochlainn / Calandra Lark Jan Veber / Eurasian Blackcap Dudacek / Song Thrush Stepan Mikulka NOTE All numbers in the maps are rounded, mean estimates. For non-rounded, mean numbers and minimum/maximum estimates, see the scientific papers: Preliminary assessment of the scope and scale of illegal killing and taking of birds in the Mediterranean (Brochet et al., 2016) and Illegal killing and taking of birds in Europe outside the Mediterranean: assessing the scope and scale of a complex issue (Brochet et al., in revision). december 2016 • birdlife 47