Black-headed Bunting – 1994

Emberiza schoeniclus – Bras y CyrsVagrant

Breeding no closer than Italy, Greece and Turkey (Jonsson 1992), single Black-headed Buntings have been recorded at Skokholm from 11 May to 3 June 1965 and on 26 May 1987, at Skomer on 18 September 1971, and on 31 May 1988 and at Marloes from 29 to 31 May 1990.  These records constitute over 5% of the total recorded in Britain (Rogers 1992).

Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of Pembrokeshire

JONSSON, L. 1992. Birds of Europe. Helm.

ROGERS, M.J. 1992. Report on rare birds in Great Britain in 1991. British Birds 85: 507.

Notes

1965 – Spring males found out North Pond on 11 May and South Haven on 3 June 1965, Birds of Skokholm, Mike Betts

1971 – Skomer record not submitted to BBRC therefore not an accepted record.

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