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Yellowhammer (Emberiza Citrinella) at Swillington Ings near Leeds, Yorkshire, England - June 2016 | by SaffyH
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Yellowhammer (Emberiza Citrinella) at Swillington Ings near Leeds, Yorkshire, England - June 2016

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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.

 

 

Overview

 

 

Latin name

 

Emberiza citrinella

 

 

Family

 

Buntings (Emberizidae)

 

 

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

 

 

Population

 

UK Breeding:- 710,000 territories

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Taken on June 21, 2016