from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of old-world emberizine birds, of the family Fringillidæ, containing the yellowhammer, the cirl-bunting, the ortolan, etc.
- n. 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.
Vol.II. ciris cirlus citrinella familiaris flaveola hortulana hycmalis leucocephala lufluofa - ludoviciaaa melanocephala tniliaria — militaris nivalis — olivacea —