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Somali Bunting

Emberiza poliopleura Salvadori, 1888

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura Andrew Spencer 2015-01-05 Negele - Soda Road, 11 km west of Hudet, Oromia (Ethiopia) (850 m) call -

calls from a bird mobbing a Pearl-spotted Owlet, in the canopy of dense thornscrub.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

266848
xeno-canto.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura Peter Boesman 2015-12-15 South of Yabello, Oromia (Ethiopia) song - [sono] 300269
xeno-canto.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura Andrew Spencer 2014-12-25 Awash National Park, Afar (Ethiopia) (1000 m) song -

natural vocalization; song from the same bird as in XC266842.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

266843
xeno-canto.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura Bram Piot 2014-04-05 Las Geel, Woqooyi Galbeed, Somaliland, Woqooyi Galbeed (Somalia) (1000 m) male, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

173038
xeno-canto.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura Rolf A. de By 2011-11-10 Road Negele-Melka Ghuba, Ethiopia, Oromia (Ethiopia) (1000 m) song -

En route to Melka Ghuba from Negele. Short stop where this bird was singing slightly uphill.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

128195
xeno-canto.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura Andrew Spencer 2014-12-25 Awash National Park, Afar (Ethiopia) (1000 m) call, song -

song and calls from the same bird as in XC266842, in response to playback.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

266845
xeno-canto.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura Andrew Spencer 2014-12-25 Awash National Park, Afar (Ethiopia) (1000 m) call -

calls from the same bird as in XC266842, in response to playback.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

266844
xeno-canto.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura Peter Boesman 2015-12-15 South of Yabello, Oromia (Ethiopia) song - [sono] 300268
xeno-canto.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura Andrew Spencer 2014-12-25 Awash National Park, Afar (Ethiopia) (1000 m) song -

natural vocalization; song from a bird perched high in dense thornscrub at the edge of an old airstrip.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

266842
xeno-canto.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura Rolf A. de By 2011-11-11 Dawa river, Oromia (Ethiopia) (750 m) male, song -

On top of bush, singing. Roar of thunderous river somewhat filtered out. Heavy rains in days before.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

128116
xeno-canto.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura Andrew Spencer 2014-12-25 Awash National Park, Afar (Ethiopia) (1000 m) call -

natural vocalization; a few calls from one of a pair flying off the top of a short snap in fairly dense thornscrub.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

266841
xeno-canto.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura www.aladdin .st 2019-10-22 Awash NP--Geda rangers camp, Afar, Ethiopia, Afar (Ethiopia)   -   187771471
macaulaylibrary.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura Audrey Whitlock 2021-04-04 Samburu NR, Rift Valley, Kenya, Rift Valley (Kenya)   -   356152351
macaulaylibrary.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura Aladdin 2019-10-22 Awash National Park - Geda Rangers Camp, Afar (Ethiopia) (950 m) adult, male, song -

Recorded as a video with my Panasonic video camera

Video can be seen here: http://www.aladdin.st/bird-watching/maps/somali_bunting.mp4

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

506768
xeno-canto.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura Andrew Spencer 2014-12-25 Awash NP--southern section, Afar, Ethiopia, Afar (Ethiopia)   - a few calls from one of a pair flying off the top of a short snap in fairly dense thornscrub. 28128971
macaulaylibrary.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura www.aladdin .st 2019-10-22 Awash NP--Geda rangers camp, Afar, Ethiopia, Afar (Ethiopia)   -   187582021
macaulaylibrary.org
Somali Golden-breasted Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura P. C. Rasmussen 24 Jun 2009 Ethiopia: Afar Region; Awash National Park (8.8, 40.0) , Ethiopia (Ethiopia) (950 m) call - quality: excellent 4479
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura David Guarnieri 2018-02-18 Upper Magadi Road (from Corner Baridi to Oltepesi/Olorgesaillie), Rift Valley, Kenya, Rift Valley (Kenya)   -   86438661
macaulaylibrary.org
Somali Bunting - Emberiza poliopleura Andrew Spencer 2014-12-25 Awash NP--southern section, Afar, Ethiopia, Afar (Ethiopia)   - various songs and calls from a bird perched high in dense thornscrub at the edge of an old airstrip. The first two cuts (of songs) are pre-playback, the second two cuts (of mixed songs and calls) are post-playback. 28129011
macaulaylibrary.org

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