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Crested bunting

Binomial name: Melophus lathami, John Edward Gray, 1831

The Crested Bunting (Melophus lathami) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family, from South and Southeast Asia. It is usually considered monotypic in its genus, but some taxonomists place it in the genus Emberiza.

Range

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Habitat

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Emberizidae
Genus
Melophus
Species
Melophus lathami

Synonyms

  • Emberiza lathami

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Crested bunting, Melophus lathami in Thailand
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai
  • Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai
  • Nong Bong Khai Non-hunting Area
  • Phu Chi Fa Forest Park

Range map of Melophus lathami in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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