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2009-01-05 08:02:28

More than 400 bird enthusiasts traveled to a Swedish town to see a rare yellow-browed bunting, a perching bird similar to a sparrow, an ornithologist said. The seed-eating bird, which breeds in eastern Siberia and winters in central and southern China, had never been reported in Sweden before, Expressen reported. It is a very rare wanderer to western Europe at all, with five sightings in Britain since 1998 along with a few in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, the Swedish Ornithological...

2008-09-16 12:00:40

By KATHRYN TORNEY FRANK Bunting, northern secretary of the Irish National Teachers' Organisation, said that his union is pessimistic about progress in literacy and numeracy in the foreseeable future. "Primary schools are so under-funded and class sizes are so large," he said. "Teachers were not involved in the delopment of the new strategy and the the additional Pounds 4m per year for all primary schools for literacy and numeracy is pathetic." He branded the proposed regional action plans...

2007-12-26 06:00:23

By Abigail Tucker, The Baltimore Sun Dec. 26--From the cover Last in a series of occasional features highlighting people in the Baltimore area who exemplify the "Spirit of Sharing," The Sun's annual holiday campaign. For Mary Catherine Bunting, giving is a diverse enterprise. The former nun sometimes drops by a local homeless shelter with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, offerings from her own garden. She helps an elderly neighbor with her oxygen tanks. And she volunteers once a week...


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2008-05-12 12:15:51

The Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps), is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds in central Asia. It is migratory, wintering in India. Its status in western Europe, where it is a potential vagrant, is confused by escapes, especially as this species is more commonly recorded than the closely related Black-headed Bunting, despite the latter have a more westerly breeding range. This bird is 6.70 inches long, larger than the Reed Bunting, and long-tailed. The...

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2008-05-12 12:13:59

The Yellow-throated Bunting (Emberiza elegans), is a species of passerine bird in the Emberizidae family of buntings. It is found in China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Myanmar, Russia, and Taiwan. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical dry forests. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-05-12 12:12:42

The Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica), is a passerine bird in the Emberizidae family of buntings. It breeds across northern Europe and Asia. It is migratory, wintering in south east Asia, Japan, and eastern China. It is a rare wanderer to western Europe. This bird is similar in size to a Reed Bunting. It has white underparts with reddish flank, pink legs and a pink lower mandible. The summer male has a black head with a white throat and eyebrow-patch and a reddish breast band. The female...

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2008-05-12 12:04:48

The Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla), is a bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It is found across the taiga of the far northeast of Europe and northern Asia. It is migratory, wintering in the subtropics in northern India, southern China and the northern parts of southeast Asia. It is a rare wanderer to western Europe. This is a small bunting, averaging 5 inches in length. It has a heavily streaked brown back and white underparts with fine dark streaking. With its chestnut face and...

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2008-05-12 11:00:36

The Ortolan or Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana), is a bird of the bunting family Emberizidae. The bird's common name is French, from the Latin hortulanus, the gardener bird, (from hortus, a garden). A native of most European countries and western Asia the Ortolan migrates in autumn to tropical Africa, returning at the end of April or beginning of May. Its distribution throughout its breeding range seems to be very local, and for this no obvious reason can be assigned. It reaches as far...

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