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Yellow-throated Bunting - BirdForum Opus

Male
Photo by wigan24
Suwon, South Korea, November 2005
Emberiza elegans

Identification

Female
Photo by wigan24
Suwon, South Korea, October 2005

15–16 cm (6-6¼ in)
Nominate male

Distribution

Asia: found in Russia, Siberia, Mongolia, China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan
Southeast Asia: Indochina and Myanmar

Taxonomy

Subspecies

ssp. elegantula
Photo by china guy
NE Sichuan China

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • 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[2].

Habitat

Forests and forest edges, woodland, scrub orchards and agricultural areas

Behaviour

Diet

During the breeding season, their diet consists mostly of invertebrates and some seeds.

Breeding

The nest is loosely constructed from moss, plant stems, leaves and sedges.

Vocalisation

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Recording by china guy
Sichuan, March 2011

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. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2017)

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