English: Chestnut Bunting
Russian: Рыжая овсенка
Mongolian: Орхимжит хөмрөг
French: Bruant roux
Japanese: シマノジコ (Shima-nojiko)
½ -13 ½ cm.
Breeds in Siberian taiga. Migratory, winters in SE Asia. Very rare
autumn vagrant in W Europe, incl. in Norway, Netherlands and Malta. (Some
spring records of adult ♂♂ deemed likely to have involved escapes.)
Small. Rump unmarked red-brown. Underparts light yellow. Bill longish, with
pink at base of lower mandible. ♂ unmistakable. ♀/1 winter is rather like
Yellow-breasted Bunting, differs in: smaller size, unspotted red-brown rump;
more strongly indicated lateral throat stripe; white throat but yellowish
undertail-coverts; all-dark tail.