An increase in the number of onshore breeding birds over almost two decades has been hailed by the Environment Minister.
The overall population of land-based birds, known as terrestrial birds, rose by 12% between 1994 and 2012, according to figures published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
The largest increase was among woodland birds, up 56%, while t he abundance of farmland birds has risen 10% since the mid-1990s.
But upland birds fared less well, with populations declining by 18%, the figures show.
The reasons for the changes are not clear, although improved weather during the 2011 breeding season may have helped bird populations recover from the harsher winters of 2009 and 2010.