Latin name - Emberiza citrinella
Once abundant, the population of Yellowhammers in the United Kingdom has declined by over 50% in the last 25 years. It is a bird of open country especially arable land and its decline has been linked to modern agricultural methods. It eats seeds and insects and can be tempted into the garden in winter when supplies in the country are short. The males in breeding plumage has a yellow head, breast and under-parts, a chestnut rump and white outer tail feathers. Females are similar but much duller as are young birds.