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Common Reed Bunting

(Emberiza schoeniclus)
German name(s): "Rohrammer"
Size: 15-16.5 cm; wing span 21-28 cm
Weight: 16-25 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Common Reed Bunting at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "schoeniclus"

ADULT

MALE

BREEDING

Frontal view of a male Common Reed Bunting in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Brok, river Bug, Masovia, Poland, May 2016]

Lateral view of a male Common Reed Bunting in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Brok, river Bug, Masovia, Poland, May 2016]

Lateral view of a male Common Reed Bunting in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Brok, river Bug, Masovia, Poland, May 2016]

Near-dorsal view of a male Common Reed Bunting in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Brok, river Bug, Masovia, Poland, May 2016]

Near-dorsal view of a male Common Reed Bunting in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Brok, river Bug, Masovia, Poland, May 2016]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Common Reed Bunting with a full load of juicy caterpillars (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Brok, river Bug, Masovia, Poland, May 2016]

Frontal view of a female Common Reed Bunting that has caught a flying insect (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Brok, river Bug, Masovia, Poland, May 2016]

Lateral view of a female Common Reed Bunting with a full load of juicy caterpillars (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Brok, river Bug, Masovia, Poland, May 2016]

Dorsal view of a female Common Reed Bunting with a full load of juicy caterpillars (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, May 2016]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Frontal view of a first-winter Common Reed Bunting; note the sandy markings under the ear coverts, rather than white (photo courtesy of A. Sarok)
[Temerin, Serbia, January 2017]

Food, Diet

Common Reed Buntings are buntings. Like all buntings known to us, they are seed-eaters. The fact that the birds observed by us caught large numbers of insects may indicate that they were feeding young at the time.

Near-dorsal view of a female Common Reed Bunting with a full load of juicy caterpillars (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Brok, river Bug, Masovia, Poland, May 2016]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

reedbnt_dw_20160529.mp3 schoeniclus
(Poland)
Territorial calls (male) © DW
reedbnt_dw_20160613.mp3 schoeniclus
(Poland)
Territorial calls (male)? © DW

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