Yellow-breasted Bunting

Emberiza aureola

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Emberizids (Emberizidae)

Code 4

YBBU

Code 6

EMBAUR

ITIS

Egg Color:

Green gray or pale blue green marked with brown



Number of Eggs:

4 - 5



Incubation Days:

13



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

On ground, hidden by vegatation., Low in bush.



Nest Material:

Grasses, Lined with mammal hair and fine grass.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Yellow-breasted Bunting: Medium-sized bunting with rufous upperparts and black head. Underparts are yellow with dark streaks on sides and flanks, and bold chestnut-brown breast band. Wings are black with large white shoulder patches and wing-bars. Female is duller with streaked gray-brown upperparts, pale yellow underparts with streaks on sides and flanks, and lacks black head and breast markings. Juvenile resembles female but has more extensively streaked underparts.

Range and Habitat

Yellow-breasted Bunting: Eurasian native; range includes Finland, Belarus, and Ukraine in the west, through Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia, to far eastern Russia, Korea and northern Japan; in spring may visit western Aleutian Islands. Breeds in wet meadows with tall vegetation and scattered scrub, riverside, and scrub; winters in cultivated areas, rice fields, reed beds, and grasslands.

Breeding and Nesting

Yellow-breasted Bunting: Four to five green gray or pale blue green eggs with brown markings are laid in a nest made of grasses lined with mammal hair and fine grass, built on the ground or in low bush. Female incubates eggs for 13 days.

Foraging and Feeding

Yellow-breasted Bunting: Feeds on seeds and insects; forages on the ground.

Readily Eats

Safflower, Apple Slices, Suet, Millet, Peanut Kernels, Fruit

Vocalization

Yellow-breasted Bunting: Song is a loud melodious warble "fillyu-fillyu-fillyu-fillee-fillee-fillee-teyou-teyou." Call is a low "tik-tik."

Similar Species

Yellow-breasted Bunting: None in range.

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
ShoulderX
The short feathers overlying the median secondary coverts on the top of the wing. They are located near the back and can be seen as the “first row” of feathers on the birds wing. They are also called marginal coverts and lesser secondary coverts.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X