Reed Bunting


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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Emberiza
Species: E. schoeniclus
Binomial name: Emberiza schoeniclus

The Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae.

It breeds across Europe and much of temperate and northern Asia. Most birds migrate south in winter, but those in the milder south and west of the range are resident. It is common in reedbeds and also breeds in drier open areas such as moorland and cultivation.

The 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.
31/12/2009 - 18:32Pentaxfriend
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MEaves

Link Posted 31/12/2009 - 18:59
Superb image

Anemone2006

Link Posted 31/12/2009 - 19:19
Beautiful!
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Draken

Link Posted 04/01/2010 - 08:43
Wonderful pic.
Awesome coloring and DOF.
Reminds me of a painting.
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