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Rare passage migrant and winter visitor. An Asian specialty rarely reaching the Western Palearctic. A close relative of the Black-headed Bunting with which it is known to hybridize south-east of the Caspian Sea.
Where in Kuwait
Difficult to distinguish from Black-headed Bunting in winter plumage but would occur in similar habitats to the Black-headed Bunting.
In the world
It has an extremely large range with a stable population and it breeds in central Asia. It is migratory, wintering in India. Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds.