Well-distributed over the country, but densities in the northeast are generally rather low. Common garden bird and abundant in small-scale farmland, whereas extensive forests and open farmland are more sparsely populated. Some range expansion since the 1970s occurred in the north of the country, where the species benefited from the increase in suitable habitat. The slow general increase in numbers is hardly interrupted by harsh winters. Estimated population of 200,000-250,000 bp in 1998-2000.
- SOVON Vogelonderzoek Nederland 2002. Atlas van de Nederlandse broedvogels 1998-2000. Nederlandse Fauna 5: 1-584. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis, KNNV Uitgeverij & European Invertebrate Survey-Nederland, Leiden.