Species Details


Tristram's Bunting Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Emberiza spodocephala
Family : Emberizidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : Tristram's Bunting is a small and distinctive bunting, usually seen moving around quietly in thick undergrowth. Its body warm rusty brown with a black-and-white striped head. Bold head pattern resembles that of Yellow-browed and Rustic Buntings but lacks both the bright yellow in the brow of the former and the crest of the latter. It breeds in winters in central and southern China. The black-faced bunting is known to breed in dense undergrowth found near streams and rivers within the taiga zone. It constructs nests, either on the ground or in trees, where it lays a clutch of four or five eggs. The bunting's primary diet consists of seeds, although it incorporates insects when feeding its young. During the winter season, it tends to stay near water sources, often inhabiting open bushy habitats in agricultural areas or other suitable environments.
Distribution in Bangladesh
taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Kim(www.inaturalist.org/people/Kim),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Markus Jacobsmore information, please contact us.