|Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala
- Adult male coming into breeding plumage|
|Photographer :|| © Jugal Tiwari |
|Location :||Moti Virani, Kutch, Gujarat, India|
29 March 2009|
|Bird Family :||Emberizini - Buntings & Allies |
|Bird Group :||PASSERIFORMES |
|Red Data Status :||Least Concern|
|Remarks :||Just behing CEDO and my residence a flock of some 200 Black-headed Buntings was seen this morning. There is a harvested wheatfield just behing CEDO where on April 4th 2007 we saw some 500 Black-headed Buntings.
Now is the time of the return passage of these birds through Kutch, when a stream of Black-headed Buntings passes through the Kutch penninsula.
Interestingly, some birds over-winter in areas near Naliya grasslands near Bitta village where they can be seen from Nov-January every year. - JT