Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella citrinella)

Although Yellowhammers have extensive yellow head, they also have a dark narrow lateral crown-stripes, eye-stripe and moustache. In the nominate population some of the older birds may lack these darker stripes.

The photographs of a singing male bird at Rosenannon Downs seems to show a nominate bird, although this subspecies winters in Britain and breeds in Eastern counties, it does not appear on the Cornish List. Is this the first documented breeding bird in Cornwall?


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