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Tibetan Bunting - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Koslow's Bunting, Koslov's Bunting

Photo by Dave 2x
Qinghai, China, June 2017
Emberiza koslowi

Identification

16 cm (6¼ in)

  • Black crown
  • Broad white supercilium
  • White throat
  • Black upper breast
  • Chestnut upper wings
  • Longish tail

Distribution

Asia: found in western China (borders of arid Tibet, south-western Qinghai and Sichuan).

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Boreal shrubland.

Behaviour

Diet

There is little available information; it is presumed they eat seeds and take insects in the breeding season.

Gallery

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References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2017)

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