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Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus

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Fairly common in wetlands with reed beds and scattered bushes; also in farmland and other open areas with bushes and hedges, mainly in winter, when sometimes visits garden bird feeders. Male sings from prominent perch atop bush, showing off distinctive black-and-white head pattern (pattern muted in winter). Female streaky overall, much like other buntings, with boldly striped head; note rusty shoulders, brownish rump. White outer tail feathers often show in flight.

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