Meet the Yellow-throated Bunting: a bird with distinctive plumage found in Southeast Asia

The Yellow-throated Bunting is found in southeastern Asia.  Breeding primarily occurs in Russia, China, and North Korea, but in winter birds can also be found in Japan and Taiwan. In North America, they were unknown until a single bird was found on Attu Island in the far western Aleutian Islands, in 1998.

Habitat: Found in a variety of open woodland settings, including open woodland, forest edges and clearings, and brushy areas with scattered trees.

Yellow-throated Bunting - Emberiza elegans male adult breeding - rajo296584

Diet: Feeds һeаⱱіɩу on seeds, particularly outside of the breeding season.  During the breeding season they also feed һeаⱱіɩу on insects.

Yellow-throated Bunting - Emberiza elegans male adult breeding - auau110568

Behavior: Gregarious outside of the breeding season, forming ɩooѕe flocks.  Foraging tends to occur on the ground.

Yellow-throated Bunting - Emberiza elegans - Species Information and Photos

Nesting: The nest of a Yellow-throated Bunting is a cup built of twigs, grasses, leaves, and other vegetative material, with fine grasses, animal hair, and other fine items as a lining. Between 3 and 6 eggs are laid, and both parents help to incubate them.  Incubations lasts around 12 days. They typically will raise two broods per season.

Yellow-throated Bunting - eBird

Song: Song is a long series of monotone phrases

Migration: Some populations are resident at all seasons, such as those in southern China and Korea.  Those that breed at the northern end of the range, such as those in Russia, are migratory, moving to Japan, China, Korea, and Myanmar.

Yellow-throated Bunting - eBird

Interactive eBird map: Click here to access an interactive eBird map of Yellow-throated Bunting sightings

Similar ѕрeсіeѕ: Distinctive if seen well.

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Conservation Status: Populations are large, considered stable, and are found over a wide geographic region. The IUCN lists the Yellow-throated Bunting as a ѕрeсіeѕ of “Least сoпсeгп”.

Yellow-throated Bunting - Emberiza elegans

Further Information: 1) BirdLife International – Yellow-throated Bunting

2) BirdFellow – Yellow-throated Bunting

Details : Yellow-throated Bunting - BirdGuides

Photo Information: Photo by Robert tdc – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License

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