Emberiza cia

Rock Bunting - The Rock Buntings habitat is around dry rocky hillsides with sparse vegetation or among crags and ruins. Often at fairly high altitude a ground nesting bird rarely found away from rocks. Not too surprising then I observed these birds at the top of Mount Foia, the highest mountain of the Algarve at Monchique Portugal. Rarely seen in Britain.

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