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Steve Backshall presents the story and sound of the yellowhammer.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Steve Backshall presents the yellowhammer. The yellowhammer is a member of the bunting family and its name comes from "ammer" the German for bunting. It's one of the few British birds to have its song transcribed into words and seems to be saying ..a little bit of bread and no cheese".

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Mon 23 Apr 2018 05:58

Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)

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