Yellowhammer (Emberiza Citrinella) at Swillington Ings near Leeds, Yorkshire, England - June 2016
Males are unmistakeable with a bright yellow head and underparts, brown back streaked with black, and chestnut rump. In flight it shows white outer tail feathers. Often seen perched on top of a hedge or bush, singing. Its recent population decline make it a Red List species.
Where to see them
Found across the UK but are least abundant in the north and west, and absent from some upland areas, such as the Pennines and Highlands of Scotland, as well as some lowland areas, such as the Inner Hebrides and the Orkneys. Look in open countryside with bushes and hedgerows.
When to see them
All year round
What they eat
Seeds and insects
UK Breeding:- 710,000 territories