Jeju Gotjawal

Meadow Bunting (Emberiza cioides) 멧새

by on Aug.11, 2010, under birds

Characteristics : It is brown from the crown to back of its neck and cheek, the bottom of chin is white. Its top of its back is brown with black stripes. Its waist, chest and side is reddish brown and stomach is white with reddish brown. The outside tail-feather is white, it is seen clearly when it flies. The female is lighter than male, the front of its eyes, ear-feathers and the line of its jaw are cloudy for male’s.

Ecology : It likes open place such as arable land, grassland and the area with shrubberies and bushes. It usually lives solely.  It makes nests in the shape of rice bowl under the herb species and rocks. It eats the insect species and the seeds of plant.

Where you can see this species at Dongbaekdongsan : In Jeju, it relatively commonly breeds as a resident bird, we can see it in arable land, shoreline-grassland and developed land or farm of middle mountain area. In Camellia garden, we can watch the edge of a wood and pastures.

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