For the purposes of our bird news services, this species is classed as Scarce: broadly speaking, species that are covered in British Birds' annual review of scarce species (and forms of similar rarity).
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European breeding populations (27)
Stone Curlew breeds in the following countries (Bird News Extra subscribers will see population statistics and information on trends for each country, and a map of population densities):
Albania Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Canary Islands Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Italy Macedonia Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia and Montenegro Slovakia Spain Turkey Ukraine
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