Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting (Emberiza tahapisi)

Appearance
The Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting is a small bird, 6" (15cm). The male has a black and white striped head (the female, buff and brown streaked). A black throat, with cinnamon-chestnut underparts (duller, in female). A dark tail, edged with tawny.

Habits
The Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting is seen alone, or in pairs, either foraging on the ground, or perched in trees, or on rocks or fences, singing.

Diet
Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting exclusively eat seeds, scratching at the ground.

Resident
The Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting is seen from the North of Kenya, around Lake Turkana, in a line through the Great Rift to Tsavo West and West of this line.

Extra Facts
The Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting's song is a complex "seek, see, sid-sid-si-see", rising in pitch at the end.

Photographs
Photographed in Kenya's Nairobi National Park.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:bird, bunting, cinnamon-breasted rock bunting, kenya, wildlife

Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting ~ Gathering

Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting gathering grass seed, side-on.

Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting ~ Profile

Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting eating grass seeds, side-on.