Species Details

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Black-headed Bunting Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Emberiza lathami
Family : Emberizidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forests
Description : Black-headed Bunting is 15 cm long, larger than a reed bunting, and with a long-tail. The breeding male has bright yellow underparts, chestnut upperparts and a black hood. The female is a washed-out version of the male, with paler underparts, a grey-brown back and a greyish head. The juvenile is similar but the vent is yellow, and both can be difficult to separate from the corresponding plumages of the closely related red-headed bunting although the black-headed tends to have the cheeks darker than the throat. First year males have a grey crown and the back has patches of chestnut and grey. First year females can be difficult to separate from female red-headed buntings although having more streaking on the crown than on the lower back. The vent is yellow. Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds. It breeds in south-east Europe east to Iran and migrates in winter mainly to India, with some individuals moving further into south-east Asia.
Distribution in Bangladesh
taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Imran Shah(www.inaturalist.org/people/Imran Shah),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Sreekumar Chirukandothmore information, please contact us.