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Emberiza schoeniclus

Emberiza schoeniclus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea
Familia: Emberizidae
Genus: Emberiza
Species: Emberiza schoeniclus
Subspecies: E. s. canetti - E. s. caspia - E. s. centralasiae - E. s. harterti - E. s. incognita - E. s. intermedia - E. s. korejewi - E. s. pallidior - E. s. parvirostris - E. s. passerina - E. s. pyrrhulina - E. s. pyrrhuloides - E. s. reiseri - E. s. schoeniclus - E. s. stresemanni - E. s. tschusii - E. s. ukrainae - E. s. witherbyi - E. s. zaidamensis


Emberiza schoeniclus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Vernacular names
Ελληνικά: Καλαμοτσίχλονο (Μεγάλο)
English: Reed Bunting, Northern Reed Bunting
Türkçe: Bataklık kiraz kuşu
Vèneto: Pionza

Syst. Nat. ed.10 p.182

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 familiar, if somewhat monotonous, song of the cock is a repetitive zrip.

A male in winter in England

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.

Food and feeding

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.


* BirdLife International (2004). Emberiza schoeniclus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 12 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

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