Reed Bunting

Name: Reed Bunting

Scientific name: Emberiza schoeniclus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: A sparrow-sized bird of reedbeds, wetlands and farmland. Buntings feed on seeds and invertebrates. In the winter they join mixed species flocks of buntings, finches and sparrows to feed on seed in farmland.

How to identify: Buntings are streaky brown birds. The male Reed Bunting has a black head and black throat, with a white collar and white moustache. Female buntings can be very difficult to tell apart.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 20
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 40
  • Cute factor: 50
  • Traveller: 50

Fantastic fact: Reed Buntings will sometimes visit garden bird tables, especially in cold winters.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-05-09 18:01:05
    • Foxalas

    today was the first time i have ever seen a Reed Bunting

  • Ottero
    • Date: 2010-04-26 19:50:53
    • Ottero

    I love reed buntings I remember seeing some at a wetland centre