Tag: Emberiza cirlus

Sexual differences in levels of blood carotenoids in Cirl Buntings Emberiza cirlus.

Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus) Science Article 1 abstract Carotenoids are responsible for the bright red and yellow plumage of birds. These substances cannot be synthesised by birds and must be obtained from the diet and transported through the blood to the feathers. The carotenoid content of blood was measured in Cirl Buntings Emberiza cirlus, a […]

Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Emberizidae | [latin] Emberiza cirlus | [UK] Cirl Bunting | [FR] Bruant zizi | [DE] Zaunammer | [ES] Escribano Soteno | [NL] Cirlgors Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Medium-sized bunting, recalling Yellowhammer but with rather smaller, slighter, and more compact form most obvious in often flatter-headed and more hunched appearance. Plumage […]