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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Little Bunting

 

 

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Little Bunting

Emberiza pusilla

 

  • Little Bunting
  • Emberiza pusilla
  • UK: Scarce visitor
  • UK: 29 annual records BTO
  • WI: Very rare visitor (less than 5 records)
  • Breeds: North-East Europe, North Asia
  • Winters: Sub-tropics, South Asia, South China, Northern India
  • Habitat: Coniferous forest or woodland, preferably with willow or birch
  • Diet: Seeds (breeding season - plus insects)
  • Brown back heavily streaked. White below with narrow dark streaks. Chestnut face. White eye-stripe (malar stripe). Black crown stripes. White eye-ring. Cheeks chestnut with narrow dark border at rear. Sexes similar.

 

Little Bunting records in the Western Isles

Very rare visitor (less than 5 records)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)

 


The chart below shows how abundant the Little Bunting is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

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