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Cirl Bunting

(Emberiza cirlus)
German name(s): "Zaunammer"
Size: 15-16.5 cm; wing span 22-22.5 cm

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Cirl Bunting at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

BREEDING

Frontal view of a male Cirl Bunting in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2015]

Near-lateral view of a male Cirl Bunting in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2015]

Lateral view of a male Cirl Bunting in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2015]

Near-dorsal view of a male Cirl Bunting in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2015]

Near-dorsal view of a male Cirl Bunting in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, March 2016]

NON-BREEDING

Lateral view of a male Cirl Bunting moulting into breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, December 2017]

Lateral view of a male Cirl Bunting in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Montargil, Alentejo, Portugal, October 2017]

Lateral view of a male Cirl Bunting in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Montargil, Alentejo, Portugal, December 2018]

FEMALE

Near-lateral view of a female Cirl Bunting (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2015]

Near-lateral view of a female Cirl Bunting (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Cala Gonone, eastern Sardinia, Italy, June 2016]

Lateral view of a female Cirl Bunting (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2015]

Lateral view of a female Cirl Bunting (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, April 2018]

Pair of Cirl Buntings collecting nesting material; male on the left, female on the right (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2015]

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