Emberiza citrinella | Yellowhammer | Buíóg
Of high conservation concern in Ireland
Adult males in summer are unmistakable with a vivid yellow head and throat. The remainder of the body is brown with dark streaking, but with distinctive reddish-brown on breast and rump.
Associated with arable land where it feeds on grain and seeds.
At one time occurred throughout the island, however it is now largely confined to the eastern half of the country, where there is arable land. Also occurs in the Burren region of Co. Clare.
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020
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Balmer, D., Gillings, S., Caffrey, B., Swann, B., Downie, I. & Fuller, R. (2013) Bird Atlas 2007-11: The breeding and wintering birds of Britain and Ireland. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.