Bird: Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus)

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Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus) - male
Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus) - male
Common name:Cirl Bunting
Latin name:Emberiza cirlus
Family:Buntings (Emberizidae)
This photo:Cornwall
Gallery:British birds
Only found in south-west England. They are rare and sensitive to disturbance so are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

The Cirl Bunting Reintroduction Project is attempting to re-establish a self-sustaining population of Cirl Bunting in Cornwall. The joint venture between the RSPB, Paignton Zoo, the National Trust and Natural England started in 2006.

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