No.617 Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica

L=15cm

Rank : 2
Winter Visitor
Common wintervisitor to open lowland woods and riverbeds of Asakawa River basin. Visitingperiod is approximately between November and April next year. Looks similarto Meadow Bunting, but the speciesf Male has black crown and whitishunderparts in summer plumage, and chestnut back streaked black. Upperpartsof Male stronger reddish brown than Meadow Bunting.@Femalefs plumage is morelight-coloured than Malefs winter plumage. (Juvenile malefs plumage issimilar to Femalefs.)  Both Male and Female have distinctive short crest.Feed on the ground in a flock of several to more than a dozen.

Rustic Bunting

Rustic Bunting

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