Buntings (Emberizidae)
Buntings are small, predominately ground-dwelling birds, with stout seed-eating bills like finches. However, they take a wider range of food than finches and have not developed the specialised bills shown by many species of finch. They inhabit a wide variety of habitat from deserts to marshes, and woodland to bare mountains.
There are 324 species worldwide. Fourteen species breed in Europe.
Species seen but not photographed:
  • Black-headed Bunting : Croatia (June 2017)
  • Cirl Bunting : Croatia (June 2017)
  • Ortolan Bunting : Bulgaria (June 2014)
  • Rock Bunting : Spain (November 2018)