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Yellowhammer (Emberiza citronella)

Yellowhammer Emberiza citronella The common bunting of farmland and bushy heaths, the Yellowhammer is typical of warm, sunny days when the males sing non-stop. In winter, they gather in small groups, or mix with other buntings and finches, roaming weedy fields or ploughed land, … Continue reading

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Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)

   Male Ortolans sing from bushes or trees on warm open slopes or in areas of upland pasture with hedges,walls, and copses. Their persistence makes up for a lack of real musical quality. Ortolan Buntings are also scarce but regular migrants in … Continue reading

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Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)

In much of Europe, this is one of the most elusive finches, but in southern Europe it can be remarkably approachable, even in suburban trees and orchards or clumps of cherries or olives. It is not, even then, very obvious, … Continue reading

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