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Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)

Observed: 14th January 2010 By: mc9662
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Yellowhammer
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Description:

Male and female yellowhammer. First sighting at this location for 10+ years.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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buntings

There appear to be at least 3 different birds here, and at least one of them isn't a yellowhammer. The male bird in the second photo is most peculiar. It could just be a trick of the light but it looks far too well-marked for a yellowhammer. It looks a bit like a cirl bunting, but also a bit like a pine bunting, and a bit like a yellow-breasted bunting! Possibly an escaped hybrid aviary bird.

Bob Ford