all photos & text by Don Roberson
LITTLE BUNTING Emberiza pusilla
all photos taken in California
23 Oct 1991 on Pt. Loma, SD.
Litte Bunting is top bird sitting in pine;
Indigo Bunting is below in photo (left).
The LITTLE BUNTING is an exceptional fall vagrant to California
from Siberia. Indeed, I judge it the best bird ever found in southern California.
As of this writing there is only one record; the one shown here that was
present 21-24 Oct 1991 on Pt. Loma. Full details and better photos were
published by McCaskie, Guy (1993). A Little Bunting reaches California.West.
Birds 24: 95-97. My personal California records are listed below:
23 Oct 1991 Pt. Loma, SD typed
description, poor photo (above)
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