Emberiza pusilla

Family: Bunting
Present: -
Diet: -
Breeding: -


Not normally seen in the UK, I was very fortunate to see one on my bird feeder in 2017

This is a small bunting, measuring only 12–14 cm (4.7–5.5 in) in length. It has a heavily streaked brown back and white underparts with fine dark streaking. With its chestnut face and white malar stripe, it resembles a small female reed bunting, but has black crown stripes, a white eye-ring, and a fine dark border to the rear of its chestnut cheeks. The sexes are similar.

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