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Hulda Reservoir מאגר חולדה
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Passeriformes > Emberizidae

Cretzschmar's Bunting

Emberiza caesia

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Very similar to Ortolan Bunting, but note that the base color of the head is gray and not green, and the throat is orange and not yellow. Call is a sharper “tzip.” Adult males are brighter and more deeply-colored compared to females and young. Song is a tri-syllabic melancholic and high-pitch whistled “si-si-siiii.” Breeds on open rocky slopes in Mediterranean climates. During migration found in open fields, scrub edges, and gardens.

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