Rustic Bunting

Emberiza rustica

A rare spring vagrant, which has a number of recent fall records in the Pribilofs, this species is best looked for during spring in late May or early June along with many other similarly occurring species of Asian passerines. The recent fall records all come from the final week of September through mid-October, which falls in line with most/all other records of Old World Buntings in the fall on St. Paul Island and is likely the best time to search for this species locally.

Rustic Bunting by Doug Gochfeld 1024x811 - Rustic Bunting
Photo by Doug Gochfeld
Rustic Bunting by Tom Johnson 1024x682 - Rustic Bunting
Photo by Tom Johnson
Rustic Bunting by Scott Schuette 1024x775 - Rustic Bunting
Photo by Scott Schuette