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-;Emberiza schoeniclus+[[Image:Reed_Bunting.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|Richard+Ford|Richard Ford}}<br />Male]]
-[[Image:Reed_Bunting.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Photo by Richard Ford <br/> male]]+'''Alternative name: Common Reed Bunting'''
- +;[[:Category:Emberiza|Emberiza]] schoeniclus
-[[Image:reedbunting_female.jpg|thumb|450px|right|Photo by postcardcv<br />female]]+
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==Identification== ==Identification==
-13.5-15.5 cm. Black head and throat, white neck collar and underparts, heavily streaked brown back, deeply notched tail. The female is much duller, with a streaked brown head, and is more streaked below.+13.5-15.5 cm<br />
- +'''Breeding Male'''
 +Black head and throat, white neck collar and underparts, heavily streaked brown back, deeply notched tail with white edges.<br />
 +In '''winter''' the black is obscured by rufous-buff edging.<br />
 +The '''female''' and ''immature''' are much duller, though still heavily streaked, lacking the black head and white collar. A buff supercilium.<br />
 +Legs reddish brown to black. Bill is dark and in most populations is small.
 +====Similar species====
 +[[Pallas's Bunting]] from eastern [[Siberia]] looks similar. However it's smaller, longer-tailed, the plumage is generally paler and it has a pale rump.
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-[[Europe]] +[[Europe]] and northern [[Asia]].
- +
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
 +There are 19 subspecies.
 +[[Image:reedbunting_female.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Photo by {{user|postcardcv|postcardcv}}<br />Female]]
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-Reedbeds and marshland.+'''Breeds''' in almost any kind of marshy place: reedbeds, river banks etc but in '''winter''' will be found on farmland, particularly stubble fields.
 + 
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
- +Forms mixed flocks in winter with other buntings and finches.
 +====Flight====
 +Erratic bursts of wing-beats.
 +====Diet====
Its diet includes seeds and insects when feeding young. Its diet includes seeds and insects when feeding young.
- +====Breeding====
-It makes its nest in a bush or reed tussock and 4-7 eggs are laid.+[[Image:Reed Bunting21.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Photo by {{user|targetman|targetman}}<br />[[Lincolnshire]] [[UK]] June 2008 ]]
-==Bird Song==+They lay 4-7 eggs in a nest which is built in a bush or reeds
 +====Vocalisation====
 +'''Song''': repetitious "tseek, tseek, tseek, tissick".
<flashmp3>Emberiza schoeniclus (song).mp3</flashmp3><br /> <flashmp3>Emberiza schoeniclus (song).mp3</flashmp3><br />
''[[Media:Emberiza schoeniclus (song).mp3|Listen in an external program]]'' ''[[Media:Emberiza schoeniclus (song).mp3|Listen in an external program]]''
 +==References==
 +#Wikipedia
 +#Birdwatchers Pocket Guide ISBN 1-85732-804-3
 +#Collins Pocket Guide to British Birds 1966
 +#Collins Field Guide 5th Edition
==External Links== ==External Links==
-*[http://www.birdforum.net/pp_gallery/showgallery.php/cat/all/si/reed%20bunting/page/2/sort/4/perpage/12/what/allfields View more images of Reed Bunting in the gallery]+{{GSearch|Emberiza+schoeniclus}}
-[[Category:Birds]][[category:incomplete]]+<br />
 +{{Video|Reed_Bunting}}
 +[[Category:Birds]][[Category:Emberiza]][[Category:Bird Songs]][[Category:Videos]]

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Photo by Richard FordMale
Photo by Richard Ford
Male

Alternative name: Common Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus

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[edit] Identification

13.5-15.5 cm
Breeding Male Black head and throat, white neck collar and underparts, heavily streaked brown back, deeply notched tail with white edges.
In winter the black is obscured by rufous-buff edging.
The female' and immature are much duller, though still heavily streaked, lacking the black head and white collar. A buff supercilium.
Legs reddish brown to black. Bill is dark and in most populations is small.

[edit] Similar species

Pallas's Bunting from eastern Siberia looks similar. However it's smaller, longer-tailed, the plumage is generally paler and it has a pale rump.

[edit] Distribution

Europe and northern Asia.

[edit] Taxonomy

There are 19 subspecies.

Photo by postcardcvFemale
Photo by postcardcv
Female

[edit] Habitat

Breeds in almost any kind of marshy place: reedbeds, river banks etc but in winter will be found on farmland, particularly stubble fields.

[edit] Behaviour

Forms mixed flocks in winter with other buntings and finches.

[edit] Flight

Erratic bursts of wing-beats.

[edit] Diet

Its diet includes seeds and insects when feeding young.

[edit] Breeding

Photo by targetmanLincolnshire UK June 2008
Photo by targetman
Lincolnshire UK June 2008

They lay 4-7 eggs in a nest which is built in a bush or reeds

[edit] Vocalisation

Song: repetitious "tseek, tseek, tseek, tissick".


Listen in an external program

[edit] References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Birdwatchers Pocket Guide ISBN 1-85732-804-3
  3. Collins Pocket Guide to British Birds 1966
  4. Collins Field Guide 5th Edition

[edit] External Links


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