The Reed Bunting
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|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.
The familiar, if somewhat monotonous, song of the cock is a repetitive zrip.
Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds. The nest is in a bush or reed tussock. 4-7 eggs are laid, which show the hair-like markings characteristic of those of buntings.
( based on http://en.wikipedia.org )
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The delicate features of this Reed Bunting such as the sharp pencil shaped beak and fragile looking legs caught my attention whilst looking at this image. It is a dainty and pretty bird. The food in its beak is an additional bonus. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Hello Arkadiusz ,
This is superb capture of the Reed Bunting. Nice to see light in the bird's eye. Very clear and sharp shot. I liked this composition!
amazing bird photography!!!
this picture is one of the top perfect bird capture in their natural environment.
the location of the bird is perfect! the colors are amazing! also the light.
I just can say to you, thanks you for sharing this beauty with us.
- [2010-06-20 6:12]
I really like this image, neat,good clarity and well exposed.Your
Perfect timing has captured its meal in mouth and surrounded by its natural surroundings.Nice colour balanced.