Crested bunting

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Crested bunting
Crested Bunting (Melophus lathami) Photograph By Shantanu Kuveskar.jpg
Male in Mangaon, Maharashtra, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Emberiza
E. lathami
Binomial name
Emberiza lathami
(Gray, 1831)
  • Melophus lathami

The crested bunting (Emberiza lathami) is a species of bird in the family Emberizidae, from South and Southeast Asia.


It is found from the Himalayas to southern-central China and Vietnam.


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Emberiza lathami". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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