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Yellow-browed Bunting - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Vadim
Irkutsk, Russia, August 2012
Emberiza chrysophrys

Identification

13–15 cm

  • Brown upper parts with heavy streaks
  • White underparts, finely streaked and with orangy flanks
  • Pink stout beak

Breeding male

  • Black head
  • White crown, throat and moustachial stripes
  • Bright yellow eyebrow stripe

Females and young birds have a weaker, browner, head pattern, some yellow in the eyebrow, white crown stripe

Distribution

Cenral Siberia, wintering in central and southern China.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Open taiga, river valley slopes and wetlands.

Behaviour

Breeding

They nest in trees. The clutch consists of 4 eggs.

Diet

Their diet is not well recorded. Thought to consists of seeds and insects and spiders.

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 March 2015)
  3. AvianWeb

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