Yellowhammer

The Yellowhammer, Emberiza citrinella, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae and is very often found in open scrub land.

Yellowhammer

The Yellowhammer grows to between 15.5 and 17 centimetres in length and has a thick seed-eater’s bill. The male has a bright yellow head, yellow underparts and a streaked brown back. The female is much duller and more streaked below.

Yellowhammer

Yellowhammers eat insects when feeding young and seeds at other times.

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Emberiza
Species: E. citrinella