Bunting, Ortolan


Name: Bunting, Ortolan

Scientific name: Emberiza hortulana

Type: Bunting

Color: Brown,Grey,Orange

Habitat: Fields

Size: 16.5cm

Conservation status:

Passage Migrant


Medium sized bunting with yellow eye-ring, pink bill, boldly streaked mantle and blackish brown tertials with clear-cut light chestnut brown edges. Male has olive greyish head and breast band which frames a pale yellowish throat. Female is duller, less olive, more brown tinged and more streaked. Throat pale yellow-buff. Compare with similar Cretzschmar's Bunting.

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