The Red-headed Bunting
|Información de la foto|
|Copyright: Zahoor Ahmed (zahoor_salmi)
|Tomada el: 2008-09-09|
|Cámara: Canon 40D, 400f5.6 L|
|Exposición: f/5.6, 1/800 segundos|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
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|Versión de la foto: Versión original|
|Fecha enviada: 2009-08-27 10:23|
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|The Red-headed Bunting, Emberiza bruniceps, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae.|
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. Reports in Britain have declined dramatically over recent years, co-inciding with the decline in Asiatic imports for the cage-bird trade.
Red-headed Bunting breeds in open scrubby areas including agricultural land. It lays 3-5 eggs in a nest in a tree or bush. Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds.
This bird is 17cm long, larger than Reed Bunting, and long-tailed. The breeding male has bright yellow underparts, green upperparts and a brownish-red face and breast.
The female is a washed-out version of the male, with paler underparts, a grey-brown back and a greyish head. The juvenile is similar, and both can be difficult to separate from the corresponding plumages of Black-headed Bunting.
The song, given from a high perch, is a jerky sweet-sweet-churri-churri-churri.
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great pic, no need for the frame though, TFS Ori
Great natural colors nice details !