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鏽鵐-雄鳥Emberiza rutila | by Hiyashi Haka
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鏽鵐-雄鳥Emberiza rutila

學名: Emberiza rutila

英名: Chestnut Bunting





微棲地類型:草生地.灌叢It is a fairly small bunting, 14 to 15 cm in length. The tail is fairly short with little or no white on the outer feathers. Breeding males have bright chestnut-brown upperparts and head. The breast and belly are yellow with streaks on the sides. Non-breeding males are similar but duller with the chestnut partly hidden by pale fringes to the feathers. The female is mostly dull brown with dark streaks above while the underparts are mainly pale yellow. The rump is dull chestnut and the throat is buff.The variable, high-pitched song is given from a perch low in a tree. The call is a short zick, similar to the call of the Little Bunting.It breeds in Siberia, northern Mongolia and north-eastern China. It is a long-distance migrant, wintering in southern China, South-east Asia and north-east India.



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Taken on April 25, 2009