The yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) is a passerine bird in the bunting family that is native to Eurasia and has been introduced to New Zealand and Australia. Most European birds remain in the breeding range year-round, but the eastern subspecies is partially migratory, with much of the population wintering further south. The male yellowhammer has a bright yellow head, streaked brown back, chestnut rump and yellow underparts.



Common name: Yellowhammer
Hebrew name:   גבתון צהוב
Latin Name: Emberiza citrinella
Length: 11-12.5 cm
Diet: Insects
Habitat: Found in well wooded habitats,orchards in Mountainous and hillsides.
Common location: Birya forest, Mt Hermon slopes.
Notes: Quite common winter visitor to north and central parts of the country Hermon, above tree line.