Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52530

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Emberizidae
Genus:Melophus
Genus species:Melophus lathami

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:17 cm
Identification:The crested bunting, like the name suggest, has a feather crest on the back its head. Its wings and tail are chestnut brown. The male: blue-black head and body; female: streaked upper parts and breast
Habitat:Dry rocky and grassy hillsides, areas of forest cultivation
Diet:Herbivore: grass seeds, grain
Reproduction:Nesting occurs from April to August. Both sexes care for their 3-4 eggs.
Crested buntings can be found singly, in pairs, or in small groups.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Central Asia Date:1966-05 Subjects:Crested bunting
perching birds
Buntings (Birds)
Emberizidae
Finches
Sparrows
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata