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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Ortolan Bunting

 

 

Awaiting image for this species

 

 

Ortolan Bunting

Emberiza hortulana

 

  • Ortolan Bunting
  • Emberiza hortulana
  • UK: 71 annual records BTO
  • UK: Passage vistor
  • WI: Very rare visitor (less than 5 records)
  • Breeds: Europe, Asia
  • Winters: Africa, Arabia
  • Habitat: Scrubland, fields, towns
  • Diet: Insects, seeds
  • Yellowish bib & streaked head. Male greenish & yellow head markings. Warm reddish below. Female duller, with pinkish bill, pale eye-ring.

 

Ortolan 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 Ortolan 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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