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Striolated Bunting

(Emberiza striolata)
Size: 13-14 cm
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Striolated Bunting at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Partially obscured near-frontal view of a male Striolated Bunting; note the prominent facial striation
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, January 2010]

Lateral view of a male Striolated Bunting
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, January 2010]

FEMALE

Lateral view of a female Striolated Bunting; note the much more inconspicuous facial markings compared to the male shown above
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, January 2010]

Female Striolated Bunting on sentry duty in an acacia shrub
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, January 2010]

Pair of Striolated Buntings on a rock - male at the back and female at the front; click on image to see 5 birds in total
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, January 2010]

With that pesky photographer in the vicinity, he decides to stick it out, while she thinks it is safer to move on
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, January 2010]

Food, Diet

Like all finches and closely related species, Striolated Buntings are primarily seed-eaters. Only when feeding young, an ample supply of insects is required.

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