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Alternative name: Eastern Rock Bunting

Photo by Oleg Chernyshov
Altay Republic, West Siberia, Russia, May 2012
Emberiza godlewskii


17 cm


Europe and Asia
Eastern Europe: found in Russia, Siberia, Turkestan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia
Asia: China, Tibet, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Assam
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar



There are 7 subspecies[1]:

  • E. g. stracheyi:
  • Western Himalayas (Chitral to Ladakh)
  • E. g. decolorata:
  • Western China (foothills of w Tarim Basin in Xinjiang)
  • E. g. godlewskii:
  • E. g. khamensis:
  • Tibet to western Sichuan and southern Qinghai
  • E. g. yunnanensis:
  • South-eastern Tibet to northern Myanmar, northern Yunnan, north-eastern Sichuan and western Hubei
  • E. g. omissa:
  • Southern Mongolia to Hubei, Shaanxi and nw Sichuan
  • E. g. flemingorum:


Forest eges, rockly slopes with bushes and river sides.



Their diet consists mostly of grass seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2014)
  4. BF Member observations

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