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Tristram's Bunting - BirdForum Opus

Photo by china guy
North-eastern Sichuan, China, April 2012
Emberiza tristrami

Identification

15 cm
Male

  • Black head and throat
  • White crown stripe

Distribution

Asia: found from Siberia to north-eastern China; winters to southern China and northern Thailand.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Female
Photo by Dave 2x
Yehliu, Taiwan, October 2014

Habitat

Boreal forests with bushy undergrowth.

Behaviour

Diet

They are omnivorous, eating both plant material and insects. Recorded as taking beetles and ants on migration.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)

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