20 March, 2013

Corn Bunting

Scientific Name: Emberiza calandra

Population Estimate: 32M - 132M

Range / Habitat: Bird of open country that breeds across southern and central Europe, north Africa and Asia across to Kazahkstan. It is mainly resident, but some birds from colder regions of central Europe and Asia migrate southwards in winter.

Field Notes: Bulky bunting streaked grey-brown above, and streaked white breast, necklace with dark "pendant," and characteristic call.

Personal Notes: Seen around Donana National Park, Spain.

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