Emberiza lathami

(Gray, 1831)

Vernacular names
English : Crested bunting
French : Bruant huppé

Classification
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Emberizidae
Notes : No subspecies known

Identification
The species grows to 16 cm in length for a weight of 26 g. Female brown, duller on breast with light streaks and yellow throat. Male shiny black with brown wings and tail. Horn-colored bill, black crest. Female’s crest is small and brown.

Range and habitat
The species lives in eastern Asia, from the Himalayas and central India to east China, south to central-western Thailand. Lives in open dry grassy hillsides with bushes, terraced cultivation, to 2440 m.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is common to abundant and benefits from men’s activities. Not considered as a crop pest.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Observation

 

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