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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Or·to·lan n.  Zool. (a) A European singing bird (Emberiza hortulana), about the size of the lark, with black wings.  It is esteemed delicious food when fattened.  Called also bunting. (b) In England, the wheatear (Saxicola oenanthe). (c) In America, the sora, or Carolina rail (Porzana Carolina). See Sora.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bun·ting n.  Zool. A bird of the genus Emberiza, or of an allied genus, related to the finches and sparrows (family Fringillidæ).
 Note:Among European species are the common or corn bunting (Emberiza miliaria); the ortolan (Emberiza hortulana); the cirl (Emberiza cirlus); and the black-headed (Granitivora melanocephala). American species are the bay-winged or grass (Poöcætes gramineus or Poœcetes gramineus); the black-throated (Spiza Americana); the towhee bunting or chewink (Pipilo); the snow bunting (Plectrophanax nivalis); the rice bunting or bobolink, and others. See Ortolan, Chewick, Snow bunting, Lark bunting.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Emberiza hortulana
      n : brownish Old World bunting often eaten as a delicacy [syn: ortolan,
           ortolan bunting]