- Emberiza elegans
15–16 cm (6-6¼ in)
- Black crown with erect crest
- Yellow supercilium
There are 3 subspecies:
- E. e. elegans:
- E. e. ticehursti:
- Eastern Amurland; winters to southern Manchuria to Shandong Province
- E. e. elegantula:
- Mountains of south-western China; winters to north-eastern Myanmar
Ticehursti is not recognised by all authorities.
Forests and forest edges, woodland, scrub orchards and agricultural areas
During the breeding season, their diet consists mostly of invertebrates and some seeds.
The nest is loosely constructed from moss, plant stems, leaves and sedges.
Recording by china guy
Sichuan, March 2011
- 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/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2017)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Yellow-throated Bunting. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 14 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Yellow-throated_Bunting