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Crested bunting

Crested bunting
Male in Mangaon, Maharashtra, India
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Melophus
Swainson, 1837
Species: M. lathami
Binomial name
Melophus lathami
(Gray, 1831)
Synonyms

Emberiza lathami

The crested bunting (Melophus lathami) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family, from South and Southeast Asia. It is usually considered monotypic in its genus, but some taxonomists place it in the genus Emberiza.

Range

Call

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Habitat

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

References

External links

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