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Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Faimily: Emberizidae
Genus: Emberiza
Species: E. citrinella
Binomial name
Emberiza citrinella
Linnaeus, 1758
Emberiza citrinella

The Yorlin, Emberiza citrinella, is a bird in the buntin faimly Emberizidae. It is whiles kent as the yoldrin, yellae lintie or yellae yite an aw.

It bides athort Europe an a muckle bit o Asie. The Yorlin wis brocht tae New Zealand in 1862 an is foond aw ower thae islands the nou. Its mebbes mair rowthie in New Zealand the nou nor in Europe, whaur its nummers is dwynin. In Europe an Asie, maist birds is resident, but some gey northren birds migrate sooth come winter. It's foond in mony open areas that haes some scrogs or trees.

In the winter they gaither thegither in smaw flauchts.

The Yorlin is a stoot 15.5–17 cm lang bird, wi a stieve seed-eatin neb. The male haes a bricht yellae heid, is yellae aneath, an haes a gey strippit broun back. The female is mair dreich, an mair strippit aneath.

The kenspeckle, if a wee bittie dreich sang o the cock is A little bittie breid an nae cheese.

Its naitural diet conseests o insects whan its feedin its gorblins, an seeds at ither times. It maks its nest on the grund. 3-6 eggs is cleckit, wi the hair-like merks that maist buntins' eggs haes.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Emberiza citrinella". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 16 July 2012.