The yellow-throated bunting (Emberiza elegans) is a songbird of the bunting family. Breeds in eastern Asia, in Russia it is found in Primorsky and in the south of Khabarovsk Krai. In the north of the range, the bird is migratory.
The only bunting of the fauna of Russia, which has a crest, similar to that of the Cardinal. The color is bright and beautiful. In the male, the top of the head, the stripe across the eye and a large spot on the chest are black, the “eyebrow” and throat are bright yellow, the wings and tail are brown, the back is brown with dark streaks, the upper tail is gray, the chest, abdomen and stripes on the sides of the tail are white. In females, the black color is replaced by brownish-black, and the general color of the plumage is dimmer.
Inhabits tall grass meadows and light deciduous forests. It nests, like most buntings, on the ground.
The voice, like many buntings, is a sharp chirping. The males sing well, their song consists of babbling trills and is not like the songs of most buntings.