- Emberiza cabanisi
16–17 cm (6¼-6¾ in) Male
- Dark crown
- White supercilium
- Dark, heavily streaked upperparts
- Yellow underparts
Western Africa: Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, DRC and Angola.
Eastern Africa: South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi.
Southern Africa: found only in Zimbabwe.
There are 2 subspecies:
- E. c. cabanisi:
- E. c. orientalis:
An addition subspecies cognominata is generally considered invalid.
Dry broad leafed forest and wooded savanna.
Their diet consists mostly of insects, especially grasshoppers and grass seeds. They also eat insect larvae, including beetle.
Dictionary_M-O#Monogamous. The female builds the nest.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2016)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Cabanis's Bunting. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 11 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Cabanis%27s_Bunting