Birds of the World

Emberizidae : Buntings & American Sparrows

Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus

breeding male - Kent, England - May 2014

 

The Reed Bunting is a common and widespread bird with a range that extends from western Europe to Japan.  It is most commonly found associated with reedbeds, marshlands and riversides, but with the increase of the use of oil-seed rape as a commercial crop it has also been increasingly colonising farmland over the last couple of decades.

non-breeding male - Nottinghamshire, England - December 2010

non-breeding male - Nottinghamshire, England - December 2010

non-breeding male - Nottinghamshire, England - December 2010

non-breeding male - Nottinghamshire, England - January 2011

non-breeding male - Nottinghamshire, England - January 2011

non-breeding male - Nottinghamshire, England - January 2011

male - East Lothian, Scotland - March 2006

breeding male - East Lothian, Scotland - June 2005

non-breeding male - East Lothian, Scotland - June 2005