Reed Bunting

Description: With the weight of 16-23 gr, the Reed Bunting differs from the rest by coloration. Males have black heads and throats, with stripes on the sides of the throat; the nape and the entire belly side are white, the mid back and humeral feathers are reddish, and the lower back is grey. In females, the top and sides of the head are black red-brown; the throat is white, lined with black on the sides, and some rufous streaks in the breast.

Habitat: Migratory in the north, and sedentary and nomadic in the south, reed buntings favor swamps, river valleys, lakeshores, damp meadows with beds of bulrush, reed, bush and thick grass. This is a common and numerous bird all along.

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