Buntings and New World Sparrows (Emberizidae)

Tibetan Bunting (Emberiza koslowi) - HBW 16, p. 530

French: Bruant de Koslov German: Tibetammer Spanish: Escribano Tibetano
Other common names: Kozlov’s/Koslow’s Bunting

Taxonomy: Emberiza koslowi Bianchi, 1904, Dza Chu River, Lancang Jiang (Upper Mekong), east Xizang, China.
Affinities uncertain, perhaps a distant relative of E. cioides; has been thought to be closer to E. leucocephalos than to E. rutila or E. melanocephala. Monotypic.

Distribution: Upper reaches of R Lancang Jiang (Mekong), R Nu Jiang (Salween) and R Chang Jiang (Yangtze) in small area of NE Tibetan Plateau around Xizang–S Qinghai border of China.

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