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Birds by name
Conservation status: Red
A charming relative of the yellowhammer that is at the limit of its European range in the UK.
Confined to south-west England. Best looked for in fields and hedges of south Devon, near to the coast. For details of some recommended sites, please see the where to watch cirl buntings page or how to watch cirl buntings page.
All year round.
Insects and seeds
* UK breeding is the number of pairs breeding annually. UK wintering is the number of individuals present from October to March. UK passage is the number of individuals passing through on migration in spring and/or autumn.
Please note that the map is only intended as a guide. It shows general distribution rather than detailed, localised populations.
Mathias Ritschard, Xeno-canto