Like other buntings in size (L 16 cm), but recognised by its blue-grey head and rusty-coloured throat. The species inhabits barren, rocky hillsides or open scrub, often near gardens.The diet seems to be principally seeds and small invertebrates. Migrant.
Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
The species is adversely affected by habitat degradation and hunting.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
Population : 5,000 / 15,000 pairs
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