from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of old-world emberizine birds, of the family Fringillidæ, containing the yellowhammer, the cirl-bunting, the ortolan, etc.
  • noun A name given by Bonaparte (1838) to a genus of birds of which the citril is the type. See citril.


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  • In the British Islands by far the commonest species of bunting is the yellow-hammer (_E. citrinella_), but the true bunting (or corn-bunting, or bunting-lark, as it is called in some districts) is a very well-known bird, while the reed-bunting (_E. schoeniclus_) frequents marshy soils almost to the exclusion of the two former.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • Vol.II. ciris cirlus citrinella familiaris flaveola hortulana hycmalis leucocephala lufluofa - ludoviciaaa melanocephala tniliaria — militaris nivalis — olivacea —

    A general synopsis of birds [microform]


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