Species Details

@Tarique Sani

Grey-necked Bunting Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Emberiza buchanani
Family : Emberizidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Yellow-breasted Bunting is a small passerine with a white wing-covert bar and yellowish belly (length 15 cm, weight 21.7 g, wing 7.7 cm, bill 1.4 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 6 cm approximately). The male and female differ. The breeding male has dark chestnut upperparts including the rump, a white shoulder-patch and dark brown tail with white outer feathers. It has a black face, chin and upper throat, a yellow band across the lower throat, a chestnut-band across the lower breast, and yellow belly. The non-breeding male is similar but with pale feather fringes covering the upperparts, dark ear-covert, a yellowish supercilium, and yellow throat. The female has dark brown upperparts with brown streaks, yellow underparts, a pale supercilium, and pale earcoverts encircled by a dark line. It feeds on grass seeds, cereals, and in the breeding season insects. It breeds in Siberia in June and nests on the ground or low in a bush or dense vegetation near water . Its natural habitat is temperate grassland mainly below 7000 ft. In winter it is found in weedy or stubbly fields. It nests on the ground under some overhanging vegetation. The nest is lined with grass and hair.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Tarique Sani(www.inaturalist.org/people/Tarique Sani),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.