Species of Thailand
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.
It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.
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- Melophus lathami
- Emberiza lathami
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
- 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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