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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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Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

Little Bunting  Emberiza pusilla  Rather like a small Reed Bunting (and requiring great care when identifying migrants in autumn), the Little Bunting is a bird of the far north. It breeds in the vast taiga zone with mixed coniferousand birch … Continue reading

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Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)

Reed Bunting  Species Emberiza schoeniclus One of the more on back common buntings, especially in any damp or wet landscape, the Reed Bunting is easy to find and identify in summer. Males sing monotonously from low perches in the wetland vegetation. In … Continue reading

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BUNTINGS Family Emberizidae

      BUNTINGS  Family Emberizidae ABUNTING LOOKS MUCH like a finch: in general, buntings are a little slimmer and longer-tailed, and the structure of the bill is more constant, with a small upper mandible fittingneatly into a deeper, broader lower … Continue reading

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Siskin (Carduelis spinus)

A tree-seed feeder, the Siskin is particularly associated with conifers, but also feeds in birch and alder trees in winter. It visits gardens to eat peanuts and sunflower seeds, but is not usually a ground-feeder. In winter, it associates in … Continue reading

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Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

This large, stocky, thick-billed finch breeds in loose groups in tall trees, old hedges, overgrown gardens, and orchards, and is a frequent garden visitor in winter, either to feeders or to shrubs with berries. Where common, Greenfinches gather into large … Continue reading

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Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis )

Although it is widespread in Europe „ even in cool, damp climates, the Goldfinch seems most at home in the hot, sunny summer of the Mediterranean. Its bouncy, lively actions and flashing colours go well with the bright, dry conditions … Continue reading

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