Bunting Emberiza melanocephala
Potamia Valley, Lesvos,
12' 44.2" N 26° 10' 01.7" E 26
song from patchwork of low intensive farmland and olive
composed of 'jolting' 2.4 sec strophes repeated
at a rate of five to seven times per minute.
strophe composed of around 15 low-pitched whistled
elements, decreasing, then rising in frequency
- initial elements sung hesitantly before increasing
in speed of delivery.
Click here for the MP3 file
rate per minute
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