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May 3, 2017

Strange name not really that strange...

Photo by Ian Redding / Alamy

(Emberiza citrinella)

A male Yellowhammer is pictured above singing in a field in the UK. says the Yellowhammer, also called Yellow Bunting, is a Eurasian bird belonging to the family Emberizidae (order Passiformes).   Meanwhile, Wikipedia states the English name is thought to have come from 'ammer', a German word for a bunting, and was first recorded in 1553 as yelambre.
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