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Photo by china guy
North-eastern Sichuan, China, April 2012
Emberiza tristrami


15 cm

  • Black head and throat
  • White crown stripe


Asia: found from Siberia to north-eastern China; winters to southern China and northern Thailand.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Photo by Dave 2x
Yehliu, Taiwan, October 2014


Boreal forests with bushy undergrowth.



They are omnivorous, eating both plant material and insects. Recorded as taking beetles and ants on migration.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)

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