No.625 Grey Bunting Emberiza variabilis

L=17cm

Rank : 3
Winter Visitor
A winter visitor in Asakawa River basin.  Observed in forest roads and in hilly areas like Komiya Park during November to end-April next year.  Unnoticeably remains mainly in the floor of dim forest.  Adult malefs plumage is dark slate grey overall, hence the Japanese name gKurojih which roughly means gblack one.h
Photograph (click to enlarge)

Adult