The Striolated Bunting (Emberiza striolata) is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae. It is a resident breeder of dry country from the Canary Islands, east through southwest Asia to northwestern India. It breeds in remote wadis (not around human habitation like the related House Bunting), usually close to streams or water, laying 2-4 eggs in a nest on the ground or in a hole in it. Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds. It is 14 cm long, similar in size to the House Bunting and smaller than the similarly plumaged Rock Bunting.
Where in Kuwait
The first record was seen at Tahla in SAANR in July 2013 and the second record as recent as November 2013 in Wafra Oil Field.
In the world
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable. The population is suspected to be increasing since it has been expanding into Morocco for the past century and is well suited to newly created urban habitats.