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The yellowhammer is red-listed in Ireland due to a decline in the breeding range and population. They are a declining resident mainly in the east and south of Ireland.
In summer, adult males are a striking yellow colour. The yellowhammer feeds mainly on cereal, and their prevalence is strongly linked to the cultivation of cereal crops. Young are fed on insects.
Image (c) by Andreas Trepte used under Creative Commons License BY-SA 2.5.
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