Species Details


Black‑faced Bunting Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Emberiza pusilla
Family : Emberizidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Black-faced Bunting is a small grey-brown passerine with a yellow belly (length 15 cm, weight 18 g, wing 7.6 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 6.2 cm approximately). The male and the female look different. The breeding male has a greenish-grey head, nape and breast, and black lores and chin. The rest of the upperparts are brown with blackish streaks, two indistinct buff wing-bars, and white outer tail feathers, conspicuous in flight. The belly is yellow with blackish streaking on the flanks. It breeds in eastern Siberia and China in May-June and nests on the ground or in a low bush, making a cup of grass lined with hair. it feeds seeds, cereals and insects from mud or 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: Kim(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Kim),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:Ed Stubbs(www.xeno-canto.org/Ed Stubbs), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.