Euspiza luteola, Sparr.
722. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 378; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 498 ; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 417; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 188; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 129.
THE RED-HEADED BUNTING.
Length, 6.75 to 7 ; wing, 3.5 ; tail, 3 ; bill at front, 0.5.
Bill pale fleshy-yellow ; irides brown ; legs brown.
The whole head, neck, and breast, rich chesnut; back and scapulars yellowish or greenish-yellow, with dark-brown striae; rump and upper tail-coverts deep-yellow, faintly streaked ; quills and tail brown; the coverts and secondaries broadly edged with pale whity brown ; quills and rectrices narrowly edged with the same ; beneath, from the breast, including the sides of the neck, rich yellow.
The Red-headed Bunting is a not uncommon cold weather visitant to all suitable portions of the Presidency. It is much addicted to frequenting cultivated lands.