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Little Bunting

Emberiza pusilla

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.
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.
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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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