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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...

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...

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...

Black-headed Bunting
2006-11-11 17:30:12

The Black-headed Bunting, Emberiza melanocephala, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds in southeast Europe east to Iran. It is migratory, wintering in India. It is a rare but regular wanderer to western Europe. This bird is 6.7 inches long, larger than the Reed Bunting, and long-tailed. The breeding male has bright yellow under parts, chestnut upper parts and a...

House Bunting
2006-11-11 17:27:24

The House Bunting, Emberiza striolata, is a bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It is a resident breeder of dry country from northern Africa through southwest Asia and into India. It breeds around human habitation. This bird is 5 1/2 inches long. The breeding male has a chestnut body and gray head with dark streaking. The female's head has a brown tint to the gray and more subtle...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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