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.

Features:
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.

Distribution:
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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