Family Old World Buntings
Several related species of buntings from Asia have strayed into Alaska. The most frequent of these, the Rustic Bunting, is a rare but almost regular migrant on the western Aleutians, mostly in spring, and shows up occasionally elsewhere in western Alaska. Fall and winter strays have also appeared at several points along the Pacific Coast south to California.

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 sweet, fluting warble recalling a longspur but more pure-toned. Call a very sharp, short, high tsic or tic.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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