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Saturday, 8 March 2014

Bird Of The Day - The Reed Bunting - Emberiza schoeniclus

Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus

The Common Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizida. It occurs on poorly drained neutral and acidic soils of the lowlands and upland fringe. RSPB Fairburn Ings

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The Common Reed Bunting is a medium sized bird, 13.5-15.5 cm long, with a small but sturdy seed-eater's bill. The male has a black head and throat, white neck collar and underparts, and a heavily streaked brown back. The female is much duller, with a streaked brown head, and is more streaked below.


 It is common in reedbeds and also breeds in drier open areas such as moorland and cultivation. For example it is a component of the Purple moor grass and rush

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