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Birds

Black-headed
Bunting

Least Concern

Unknown

Black-headed Bunting

Emberiza melanocephala

The black-headed bunting breeds in south-east Europe east to Iran and migrates in winter mainly to India, with some individuals moving further into south-east Asia. Like others in its family, it is found in open grassland habitats where they fly in flocks in search of grains and seed. Adult males are well marked with yellow underparts, chestnut back and a black head. Adult females in breeding plumage look like duller males.

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Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    કાળા માથાનો ગન્ડમ
  • Hindi:
    गंदम
  • Marathi:
    कालशीर्ष भारीट
  • Nepali:
    कालोटाउके बगेडी
  • Tamil:
    கருந்தலை காட்டுச்சில்லை
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Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
EMBERIZIDAE
Emberiza melanocephala

Black-headed Bunting

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