Learn & discover What is the dawn chorus? Birdsong fact file Yellowhammer (Emberiza citronella) Yellowhammer song by david m, Xeno-canto Your browser does not support the audio element. Please click here to download the file Yellowhammer (Emberiza citronella) Alert Status: RedIdentifying Features: Sparrow-sized bunting. Male is bright yellow with dark streaking. Females are not so bright and can be brown looking. Average Length: 16 cmAverage Lifespan: 3 YearsAverage Wingspan: 23-29 cmBeak type: SeedsFeeding:Natural: Seeds & grainsHow to feed: Hanging feedersWhat to feed: Sunflower hearts, raisins, corn & seedsNesting: Cup-shaped nest on the ground among hedgerows, grasses or shrubs. Where to see: Most of England and Wales, some of Scotland and Ireland. Open countryside, bushes & hedgerows.