First record of migratory Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani Blyth, 1844 (Aves: Passeriformes: Emberizidae) as a winter visitor in Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil Nadu, India

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T. Siva
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7178-8590
P. Neelanarayanan
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5888-3120

Abstract

The Grey-necked Bunting or Grey-hooded Bunting is a New World sparrow and a winter visitor to India, particularly Gujarat region.  Earlier, sightings of this species were rarely reported from other parts of India.  In this communication the Grey-necked Bunting is reported for the first time with photographic evidence in Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil Nadu.  The bird was observed in dry open areas and small hillocks. Detailed information on this species is wanting.

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Siva, T. and Neelanarayanan, P. 2017. First record of migratory Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani Blyth, 1844 (Aves: Passeriformes: Emberizidae) as a winter visitor in Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 12 (Dec. 2017), 11095–11096. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3809.9.12.11095-11096.
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T. Siva, Centre for Eco-friendly Agro-Technologies (CEAT), Research Department of Zoology, Nehru Memorial College (Autonomous), Puthanampatti, Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil Nadu 621007, India

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