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Ortolan Bunting

Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson presents the ortolan bunting.

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Wildlife Sound Recordist, Chris Watson, presents the Ortolan Bunting. Ortolan Buntings are smart relatives of our yellowhammer. They're migrants which winter in Africa and small numbers of birds heading south for the winter may turn up on our coasts in autumn. But until recently in parts of southern Europe, their arrival was welcomed by hunters with nets.

The sound archive recording of the ortolan bunting featured in this programme was sourced from:
Volker Arnold, XC139765. Accessible at

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2 minutes

Last on

Thu 25 Aug 2016 05:58

Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)

Image courtesy of Gordon Langsbury (

Recording of Ortolan Bunting by Volker Arnold (

One of the sources of audio recording of the Ortolan Bunting bird was recorded by Volker Arnold and sourced via the website

Source reference Volker Arnold, XC139765 Accessible at

Used under the conditions as per licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0


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