YELLOWHAMMER

The Yellowhammer is a member of the Bunting family and can be found on heaths, farmland, and moorland edge.  The male has a yellow head and breast with faded black lines on it's head, orange/brown on its breast and a brown striped back.  The female is a paler yellow and more pronounced blackish streaks.  There are 790,000 pairs resident in the UK and the best views of the Yellowhammer I have had are at High Batts near Ripon and RSPB Old Moor near Barnsley.

Length: 16cm (6½in)

Wingspan: 23-29cm (9-11½in)

Weight: 24-30g (¾-1¼oz)

Average Life: 2-3 years

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