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Yellowhammer

Emberiza Citrinella

Description:

The Yellowhammer is a robust 15.5–17 cm long bird, with a thick seed-eater's bill. The male has a bright yellow head, yellow underparts, and a heavily streaked brown back. The female is much duller, and more streaked below. The familiar, if somewhat monotonous, song of the cock is often described as A little bit of bread and no cheese. (Wikipedia)

Habitat:

It is most commonly found on lowland arable and mixed farmland, probably due to the greater availability of seeds. It nests in hedges, patches of scrub, and ditches, especially if these have a wide grass margin next to them, and a cereal crop next to the margin. Hedges of up to two metres tall are preferred, and they will not nest until it is in full leaf, building the nest next to the hedge if it is built before this. In winter, the flocks feed at good seed sites, such as newly-sown fields and over-wintered stubbles. (Wikipedia)

Notes:

I feed these birds when is winter. When is summer they live on fields.

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2 Comments

Cornel Apostol
Cornel Apostol 9 years ago

Thank you very much.
It's an interesting experience for me, The Project Noah.
I have many photos, some of them quite nice, but I don't have so much free time.
Your photos are amazing! You do a great job. Nice to meet you.
Thank you again.

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Let me be the very first to say, Welcome to Project Noah. I hope that you come to love this every growing community of nature, and wildlife lovers as much as I do. Might I add, I like your spotting very much, both the quality of the photo, and the detailed information given about it. I look forward to seeing many more of your spottings in the weeks, and months ahead.

Cornel Apostol
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Cornel Apostol

Ploiesti, Romania

Spotted on Jan 10, 2012
Submitted on Aug 21, 2012

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