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Grey-necked Bunting - BirdForum Opus

Subspecies E. b. cerrutii
Photo © by Bjorn Svensson
Theran, Iran, May 2005

Alternative name: Grey-hooded Bunting

Emberiza buchanani

Identification

Nominate subspecies
Photo © by S K Gudi
Hubli, Karnataka, India, February 2018

16 cm (6 in)

  • Light pink bill
  • Whitish eye-ring

Distribution

Middle East, Asia
Middle East: Turkey, Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
Asia: Russia, Siberia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Mongolia, China, Tibet, Pakistan, India, Western Himalayas

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • E. b. cerrutii:
  • E. b. buchanani:
  • E. b. neobscura:

Habitat

Tree-less rocky mountain slopes, high plateaux and ravines with clumps of grass and weeds.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of a variety of seeds and plants.

References

  1. 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/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)

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