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Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala   - Adult male coming into breeding plumage
Black-headed Bunting
Photographer : © Jugal Tiwari
Location :Moti Virani, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 29 March 2009
English synonyms:
Bird Family :Emberizini - Buntings & Allies
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