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Alternative name: Common Reed Bunting
 Similar species
There are 19 subspecies.
Breeds in almost any kind of marshy place: reedbeds, river banks etc but in winter will be found on farmland, particularly stubble fields.
Forms mixed flocks in winter with other buntings and finches.
Erratic bursts of wing-beats.
Its diet includes seeds and insects when feeding young.
They lay 4-7 eggs in a nest which is built in a bush or reeds
Song: repetitious "tseek, tseek, tseek, tissick".
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