509. Emberiza sulphurata

509. JAPANESE YELLOW BUNTING.
EMBERIZA SULPHURATA.
Emberiza sulphurata, Temm, and Schlegel, Faun. Jap. Aves, p. 100, pl. 60 (1850) ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 330 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 519.
Nojiko, Jap.
Male ad. (Japan). A narrow line across the forehead, lores, and the chin black ; crown and upper parts dark olive-grey, the crown washed with yellowish green, the mantle tinged with yellowish and streaked with Mack ; wings and tail dark brown, the wing-coverts and secondaries broadly margined with warm buff and dull white, the two outer tail-feathers strongly marked with white oblique bands ; under parts yellow, paler on the lower abdomen, the flanks striped with reddish brown ; bill brown above, greyish below : legs clear brown ; iris brown. Culmen 0.4, wing 2.7, tail 2.25, tarsus 0.7 inch. The female is duller and browner and lacks the black on the head. In the winter the male has the back washed with rufous and more boldly streaked with black.
Hab. Japan, wintering in southern China.
In general habits it is said to resemble E. personata. It breeds in Japan and is said to be the commonest Bunting on Fuji-yama, where it places its nest in the fork of a small bush about two feet from the ground, constructing it of grass, lined with horsehair or the seed-stalks of moss. The eggs usually 4 in number are deposited from the end of May to the early part of July, and closely resemble a common variety of those of the Garden-Warbler with dark spots.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
509. Emberiza sulphurata
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
509
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
351
Common name: 
Japanese Yellow Bunting
M_ID: 
32106
M_CN: 
Yellow Bunting
M_SN: 
Emberiza sulphurata
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10450

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