Birds of Morni: Crested Bunting

November 6, 2014

Crested Bunting is about 6″ in size and is generally found in low-lying, grassy hills and areas with terraced cultivation.The head and body in males is a shiny blue-black with a prominent feathery crest at the back of the head. The wings and the tail are chestnut brown/ rufous. The females have streaked upper parts and breast. It feeds on grass seeds and grain. It nests from April to August.

Crested Bunting, at Diyothi, Bhoj Darara, Morni Hills (July)

Crested Bunting, at Diyothi, Bhoj Darara, Morni Hills (July)

Crested Bunting, Diyothi, Bhoj Darara, Morni Hills (July, 2014)- the feathery crest

Crested Bunting, Diyothi, Bhoj Darara, Morni Hills (July, 2014)- the feathery crest

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