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Buntings

This group of species includes the entire scientifically recognised group of Buntings (Emberizidae) apart from the tanagers. They are widespread over much of Eurasia, Africa and North and South America and some are migratory. Like the finches they are thick-billed and adapted to seed-eating although much of their diet composes of insectivorous matter. These are not easy species to acclimatise to aviary conditions and breeding can also be fraught with problems.

During the breeding season they become very territorial and therefore it is advised they should be housed in pairs in individual aviaries if there is to be any hope of breeding. They usually nest close to the ground often at the base of a shrub, the nest consisting of grasses and rootlets and finer fibrous materials.

In the aviary a varied diet consisting of Haith's Prosecto Insectivorous Mix plus Haith's Foreign Finch Mix forms the basis of a good feeding regime. Livefood should be offered whenever possible but especially if there are any breeding prospects.

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This group of species includes the entire scientifically recognised group of Buntings (Emberizidae) apart from the tanagers. They are widespread over much of Eurasia, Africa and North and South America and some are migratory. Like the finches they are thick-billed and adapted to seed-eating although much of their diet composes of insectivorous matter. These are not easy species to acclimatise to aviary conditions and breeding can also be fraught with problems.

During the breeding season they become very territorial and therefore it is advised they should be housed in pairs in individual aviaries if there is to be any hope of breeding. They usually nest close to the ground often at the base of a shrub, the nest consisting of grasses and rootlets and finer fibrous materials.

In the aviary a varied diet consisting of Haith's Prosecto Insectivorous Mix plus Haith's Foreign Finch Mix forms the basis of a good feeding regime. Livefood should be offered whenever possible but especially if there are any breeding prospects.