Order Passeriformes

Family Emberizidae

Old World Buntings
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Previously treated in much broader versions, which included Calcariidae and Passerellidae, and earlier also Cardinalidae and Thraupidae#R.

  • 8-24 cm.
  • 1 genus, 44 species, 114 taxa.
  • 5 species threatened;
    at least 3 subspecies extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Rising, J. & Bonan, A. (2019). Old World Buntings (Emberizidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52381 on 11 December 2019).