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Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola  
Yellow-breasted Bunting
Photographer : © Vikram Tiwari
Location :Pame, near Phewa Tal (Lake), Pokhara, Nepal
Date : 1 December 2018
English synonyms:White-shouldered Bunting
Bird Family :Emberizini - Buntings & Allies
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :Habitat - Paddyfield near wet grassland.

Nepali farmers grow a traditional aromatic rice locally called budhi jetho. In this rice species the flowers come late when daylight become less than ten hours. It is harvested from late November to the first week of December.. when a flock of Yellow-breasted Buntings comes. After feeding on the rice, the birds continue on their migration to Thailand or Hong Kong. So traditional aromatic rice species are helpful for migratory birds. - VT

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