Slaty bunting

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Slaty bunting
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Emberiza
E. siemsseni
Binomial name
Emberiza siemsseni
(Martens, 1906)
  • Latoucheornis siemsseni

The slaty bunting (Emberiza siemsseni) is a species of bird in the family Emberizidae.


An adult Slaty bunting measures 13 centimeters in length and weighs 20 grams. The plumages are brown and highly distinctive with unusual tail feathers which are broad towards the tip. Its bill is comparatively small and neat.


It is endemic to China.[1]


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.


Slaty bunting's diet includes seeds, insects, and other small invertebrates.

Conservation status[edit]

The population of Slaty bunting is not globally threatened. However, migration and clearing of vegetation for agriculture are some of the threats facing this species in China.


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2019). "Emberiza siemsseni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T22720875A155525664. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T22720875A155525664.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.