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Reed Bunting

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Emberiza schoeniclus
Photo by Richard Ford  male
Photo by Richard Ford
Photo by postcardcvfemale
Photo by postcardcv



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.





Reedbeds and marshland.


Its diet includes seeds and insects when feeding young.

It makes its nest in a bush or reed tussock and 4-7 eggs are laid.

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