Tibetan bunting

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Tibetan bunting
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Emberiza
Species:
E. koslowi
Binomial name
Emberiza koslowi
Bianchi, 1904

The Tibetan bunting (Emberiza koslowi) is a species of bird in the family Emberizidae. It is endemic to eastern side of the Tibetan Plateau. [1]

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Etymology

The specific name "koslowi" for this species was given after Russian explorer Pyotr Kozlov. [2]

Description

The crown is black and there are white stripes at the head. The back is chestnut coloured. [3]

Behaviour

The domed nest structure of this species appears to be unique amongst the Emberizinae buntings which have open nest structures. [4] Female lays 3 or 4 eggs. [3]

They eat grains in winter and insects, like butterflies, grasshoppers and beetles, in summer. [3]

Main predators of Tibetan bunting are birds of prey like falcons and owls and mammals like foxes, weasels and badgers. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 BirdLife International (2012). "Emberiza koslowi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins; Mike Grayson (2009). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 229. ISBN   0-8018-9304-6.
  3. 1 2 3 4 McKenna, Phil (October 2011). "A Buddhist Monk Saves One of the World's Rarest Birds". Smithsonian Magazine. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  4. Thewlis, R.M.; R.P. Martins (2000). "Observations of the breeding biology and behaviour of Kozlov's Bunting Emberiza koslowi" (PDF). Forktail. 16: 57–59. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2012.