Emberiza cia – Bras y Graig – Vagrant
A normally sedentary bird from the Mediterranean which has been recorded in Britain on six occasions (Colston et al 1991), the third being one at Dale Fort on 15 August 1958 (J.H.Barrett, J.D.Pickup).
COLSTON, P., ALSTROM, P., and LEWINGTON, I. 1991, A field guide to the rare birds of Britain and Europe. London, Collins.
Note – British Birds Rarities Committee 2004
1958 Pembrokeshire Dale Fort, Haverfordwest, 15th August (Brit. Birds 53: 173), record no longer considered acceptable.
(Largely sedentary throughout Mediterranean basin from North Africa and Iberian Peninsula, N to C France and S Germany, and E through Turkey, Caucasus region and Iran to W Himalayas. Some populations dispersive or short-distance migrants)