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Godlewski's Bunting - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Eastern Rock Bunting

Photo by Oleg Chernyshov
Altay Republic, West Siberia, Russia, May 2012
Emberiza godlewskii

Identification

17 cm

Distribution

Europe and Asia
Eastern Europe: found in Russia, Siberia, Turkestan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia
Asia: China, Tibet, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Assam
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 7 subspecies[1]:

  • E. g. stracheyi:
  • Western Himalayas (Chitral to Ladakh)
  • E. g. decolorata:
  • Western China (foothills of w Tarim Basin in Xinjiang)
  • E. g. godlewskii:
  • E. g. khamensis:
  • Tibet to western Sichuan and southern Qinghai
  • E. g. yunnanensis:
  • South-eastern Tibet to northern Myanmar, northern Yunnan, north-eastern Sichuan and western Hubei
  • E. g. omissa:
  • Southern Mongolia to Hubei, Shaanxi and nw Sichuan
  • E. g. flemingorum:

Habitat

Forest eges, rockly slopes with bushes and river sides.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists mostly of grass seeds.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2014)
  4. BF Member observations

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