Category
A
Status
Vagrant
Breeding status
First Record
1993
Last Recorded
2002

Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala


Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 24/5/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy
  Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 24/5/2015 Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

The Black-headed Bunting is distributed from Central Italy to Greece continuously along the eastern Adriatic coast. To the north it reaches Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine and to the east, south-eastern Russia, the Caucasus, Turkey, the Near East and west and central Iran. It winters in west and central India.

Given that this species is kept as a cage bird, it is difficult to determine whether the records below refer to wild birds or not.

1993: one male at Houmet Lane, Vale 19-22 June.

2000: one at Vazon 21-23 June.

2002: one at Ruette Braye SPP 22-25 May 2002.



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Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 24/5/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 24/5/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 23/5/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 23/5/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 24/5/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 24/5/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 26/5/2009. Photo: © Paul Hillion
Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 26/5/2009. Photo: © Paul Hillion (visit site)

Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 26/5/2009. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 26/5/2009. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 22/5/2015. Photo: © dave
Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 22/5/2015. Photo: © dave (visit site)

Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 23/5/2015. Photo: © Wayne Turner
Black-headed Bunting photographed at Jerbourg [JER] on 23/5/2015. Photo: © Wayne Turner (visit site)



View database records (17)
Black-headed Bunting Houmet Lane 19/6/1993 22/6/1993 1
Black-headed Bunting Sous les Courtils 21/6/2000 23/6/2000 1
Black-headed Bunting Ruette Braye 24/5/2002 1
Black-headed Bunting Jerbourg [JER] 22/5/2015 1
Black-headed Bunting Jerbourg [JER] 23/5/2015 1
Black-headed Bunting Jerbourg [JER] 23/5/2015 1
Black-headed Bunting Jerbourg [JER] 23/5/2015 1
Black-headed Bunting Jerbourg [JER] 23/5/2015 1
Black-headed Bunting Jerbourg [JER] 23/5/2015 1
Black-headed Bunting Jerbourg [JER] 23/5/2015 1
Black-headed Bunting Jerbourg [JER] 23/5/2015 1
Black-headed Bunting Jerbourg [JER] 23/5/2015 1
Black-headed Bunting Jerbourg [JER] 23/5/2015 1
Black-headed Bunting Jerbourg [JER] 23/5/2015 1
Black-headed Bunting Jerbourg [JER] 23/5/2015 1
Black-headed Bunting Jerbourg [JER] 23/5/2015 1
Black-headed Bunting Jerbourg [JER] 24/5/2015 1