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Chestnut‑eared Bunting Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Emberiza melanocephala
Family : Emberizidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Chestnut-eared Bunting is a small streaky rufous-brown passerine with chestnut ear-coverts (length 15 cm, wing 7.3 cm, bill 1.6 cm, tarsus 2.2 cm, tail 6.4 cm approximately). The breeding male a finely streaked grey crown and nape, chestnut cheeks, a rufous-brown back and rump with darker streaks on the back, and white outer tail feathers. Its throat is white with a black malar stripe and heavy black streaking on the breast forming a georgette, a narrow white breast band, chestnut lower breast-band, and whitish-buff belly. The female resembles the male but is less well marked with a less distinct black gorget, and faint chestnut breast-band. It feeds on tiny insects and grass seeds. It breeds in southeast China in May-July and nests on the ground in a depression hidden by vegetation.
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;photo credit: Paul Cools(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Paul Cools),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Radislav)(www.xeno-canto.org/Radislav)), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.