Crested Bunting – Natural Bird Sound

Crested Bunting – Natural Bird Sound

The crested bunting is a species of bird in the family Emberizidae, from the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent stretching eastward to Southeast Asia.

Body length 17 cm. Iris dark brown. Beak gray-brown, lower beak base flesh-colored. Feet brown.

Male breeding plumage, head, neck, shoulders, back, waist, abdomen are black, with metallic luster, with a slender crest on the head. The upper tail coverts are dark chestnut, with black margins, chestnut red tail feathers, and black tips. The black parts of the non-breeding feathers have an olive-brown fringe.

The female is generally dark brown, with gray-brown vertical stripes on the back and chest, light yellow belly, and brown wings and tail feathers. The crest on the head is shorter than that of the male.

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, northern Indochina Peninsula, central China, southeast and southwest China. Taiwan has a few lost bird records.

Video Source: 冠鵐(鳳頭鵐)/Crested Bunting from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube CC BY

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