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Ortolan Bunting

(Emberiza hortulana)
Alternate name(s): "Ortolan"
German name(s): "Ortolan"

Size: 15-16.5 cm
Weight: 20-25 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Ortolan Bunting at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Near-frontal view of an Ortolan Bunting with food, probably to feed its chicks; the absence of any grey-green feather on the head during the breeding season suggests that this is a female (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Near Krivi Vir, Eastern Serbia, May 2016]


Ortolan Buntings are nocturnal migrants.

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