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Common Reed Bunting
Emberiza schoeniclus

The Reed Bunting is found across most of the UK, usually in areas near wetlands and also heaths and farms. As with the majority of the buntings, they primarily feed on seeds and will visit feeders. They are superficially sparrow-like, being similarly-sized (13.5-15.5 cm in length), but the pattern of the head markings is very bunting-like. They are also found across most of Europe and into Asia. These two are females and the males are similar with a black cap and chin.
 

Common Reed Bunting

Common Reed Bunting

1: Yateley Common South, Hampshire, 17/01/2013.
2: Radipole Lake RSPB, Dorset, 16/06/2006.