Family Old World Buntings
Widespread across northern Scandinavia and Siberia in summer, the Little Bunting winters mostly in southern Asia. It shows up as a very rare stray in Alaska, mostly in fall, and has made it all the way to California twice.

Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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Songs and Calls

Song a rollicking but short, gold-finch-like warble of modulated trills and high, sweet notes. Call a very quick tsit or tsik.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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