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Meadow Bunting

Emberiza cioides

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Identification

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Handsome large bunting with a distinctive face pattern consisting of a dark brown ear patch and mustache combined with a light eyebrow and throat. Male also has a gray collar and rusty-tinged upperparts and sides. Female has a weaker, paler head pattern, a partial collar, and tan underparts. Common in open areas with a range of different vegetation cover, including forest edges, farmlands, and meadows. The only bunting in its range to give multiple call notes in a series instead of isolated chips.

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