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Red-headed Bunting
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...

Yellow-throated Bunting
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

Rustic Bunting
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...

Little Bunting
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...

Ortolan Bunting
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...

Rock Bunting
2008-05-12 10:49:03

The Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia), is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds in northwest Africa, southern Europe east to central Asia, and the Himalayas. It is partially migratory, with northern populations wintering further south, mainly within the breeding range of the resident southern populations. It is a rare wanderer to western Europe. This bird is 6.25 inches in...

Cirl Bunting
2008-05-12 10:44:12

The Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus), is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds across southern Europe, on the Mediterranean islands and in north Africa. It is a resident of these warmer areas, and does not migrate in winter. It is common in all sorts of open areas with some scrub or trees, but has a preference for sunny slopes. In the north of its range, agricultural...

Pine Bunting
2008-05-12 10:41:31

The Pine Bunting (Emberiza leucocephalos), is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds across much of temperate Asia, migrating south to central Asia, north India and southern China in winter. It is common in all sorts of open land with some scrub or trees, including cultivation, but has a greater preference for open forest (usually pine) than the closely related...

Corn Bunting
2006-11-11 17:33:55

The Corn Bunting, Miliaria calandra, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds across southern and central Europe, north Africa and Asia across to Mongolia. It is mainly resident, but some birds from colder regions of central Europe and Asia migrate southwards in winter. The Corn Bunting is a bird of open country with trees, such as farmland and weedy wasteland. Sexes...

Reed Bunting
2006-11-11 17:32:38

The Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds across Europe and much of temperate and northern Asia. Most birds migrate south in winter, but those in the milder south and west of its range are resident year round. It is common in reed beds and also in drier open areas such as moorland and cultivation. The Reed Bunting is a medium...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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