Emberiza hortulana
Photograph courtesy of Andrej Chudý

Emberiza hortulana

Catalan: Hortolà
Spanish: Escribano hortelano
English: Ortolan bunting

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Lenght: 15-17 cm
Wingspan: 22-26 cm

Although it may appear in different environments, from sea level to 2,400 meters in the Pyrenees it prefers middle mountain areas with open spaces where there are some small trees or shrubs such as broom, broom, heather and Rosales, who uses as innkeeper to sing. Often puts banks of crops and orchards in the mountains.

Migratory passerine opportunistic occupied areas especially after a fire. In some regions of the plain of Lleida, has the highest densities in Catalonia.

 

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