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Bunting, cinnamon-breasted

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Bunting, cinnamon-breasted

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:37 pm

Bunting, cinnamon-breasted, Emberiza tahapisi

Juvinile and female birds show less distinctive head markings. This bunting likes rocky slopes in mountainous terrain. Locally common resident usually found singly or in pairs.

Eats seeds and insects. Drinks often.


The photograph is of a female bird seen in Golden Gate NR.
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