Ortolan Bunting

Scientific Name: Emberiza hortulana
Common Name: Ortolan Bunting
Other Names: Bruan Ortolan, Ortolan

Identifying Features: Light yellow eye-ring, pink conical beak, small size, black streaked brown wings, light brown legs

Fun Facts:

  • Many years ago, Ortolans were served as a gourmet dish in French cuisine.
  • Their nests are constructed on ground hidden under shrubs.


This image was clicked by LUIS SITGES – via Flickr.

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