- Emberiza striolata
- Chestnut body
- Grey head with darker streaking
Female: head is brownish-grey with more diffuse streaking
There are 3 subspecies:
- E. s. striolata
- E. s. saturatior:
- E. s. jebelmarrae:
- Highlands of west-central Sudan (Jebel Marra)
Was formerly considered conspecific with House Bunting.
Rocky substratum, dry scrub, thorn forests irrigated fields, mountain sides.
The clutch consists of 2-4 eggs which is laid in a nest built in a hole in a wall or building. Incubation is 14 days.
The diet consits mostly of seeds, however insects are fed to the young.
- Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Striolated Bunting. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 11 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Striolated_Bunting