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Crested Bunting
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Family: Emberizidae
Vigors, 1825[1]
Genus: Emberiza
Subgenus: Melophus

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Red-headed Bunting

Melophus is a subgenus of Emberiza. It contains the following species[1]:


Black-headed Bunting

The Black-headed and Red-headed Buntings are closely related, and may hybridize where they meet[2]. They tend to to have black on them, while the females are have brown somewhere on their bodies[2][3].


  1. ^ a b John H. Boyd III (September 12, 2011). "CORE PASSEROIDEA IV: Emberizidae and Passerellidae". TiF Checklist. Retrieved 18-07-2024.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ a b Mullarney, Killian; Lars Svensson, Dan Zetterström and Peter J. Grant (1999). Birds of Europe. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691050538.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthor= (help)
  3. ^ Pande, Satish; Pramod Deshpande and Niranjan Sant (2011). Birds of Maharashtra. Ela Foundation. ISBN 9788190695589.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthor= (help)

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