The black-headed bunting (Emberiza melanocephala) is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds in south-east Europe east to Iran and migrates in winter mainly to India, with some individuals moving further into south-east Asia. Like others in its family, it is found in open grassland habitats where they fly in flocks in search of grains and seed. Adult males are well marked with yellow underparts, chestnut back and a black head. Adult females in breeding plumage look like duller males. In other plumages, they can be hard to separate from the closely related red-headed bunting and natural hybridization occurs between the two species in the zone of overlap of their breeding ranges in northern Iran.
Black-headed Bunting
Date Location Count
2021-02-15 07:30Mokarsagar Wetland Complex10
2021-02-06 11:20Vadala Dam11
2021-02-21 07:35Nalsarovar Outskirts--Shahpur3
2021-02-13 10:30Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary6
2021-02-06 21:51Nalsarovar--Boating Point2
2021-02-14 10:05Nalsarovar Outskirts--Aniyali15
2021-02-25 11:34Juni Akhol18
2021-03-01 18:23Limbasi-Vastana Rd70
2021-02-21 18:16Pariej Lake22
2021-02-21 17:41Pariyej Lake extantion3
2021-02-07 07:17Viva wetlands, Virar2
2021-02-14 06:56Timbi Lake5
2021-02-17 16:00Gandhari Forest Land30
2021-02-21 08:34Gavdevi Mandir, Kharad-Malang30
2021-02-28 07:30Haji Malang8
2021-03-02 15:30Haji Malang20
2021-03-02 06:50Pathardi, Nashik Annex - I20
2021-02-28 07:30Kalamba Reservoir4
2021-02-16 08:00Dongargan forest4
2021-02-13 17:30Sarola Baddi road20
2021-02-22 07:26Baroda Daulat Village Pond2
2021-02-27 16:18Katral Kere ಕಾತ್ರಾಳ ಕೆರೆ100
2021-03-03 06:42Arakeri Kere ಅರಕೇರಿ ಕೆರೆ8
2021-02-11 16:26Bhoj Wetland7
2021-02-14 09:28Van Vihar NP1
2021-02-25 06:40Bhosga Kere ಭೋಸ್ಗಾ ಕೆರೆ2
2021-02-20 07:15Karanja Reservoir ಕಾರಂಜಾ ಜಲಾಶಯ3
2021-02-19 16:20Savanga Lake, Amravati12
2021-02-21 07:30Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary2
2021-02-21 14:30Padariya3