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reed bunting

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noun
  1. an Old World bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus, inhabiting marshy areas.

Origin of reed bunting

First recorded in 1775–85
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Examples from the Web for reed bunting

Historical Examples

  • When in the neighbourhood of swampy places and reed-beds, a look-out must be kept for the reed-bunting.

    Birds in Flight

    W. P. Pycraft

  • Well, some observers have remarked the same thing in the case of the reed-bunting.

  • The nests of the Reed-bunting are difficult to find, at least, I have seldom been successful.

  • A Reed-Bunting occupied a central territory in a strip of marshy ground inhabited annually by four or five males of this species.

    Territory in Bird Life

    H. Eliot Howard


British Dictionary definitions for reed bunting

reed bunting

noun
  1. a common European bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus, that occurs near reed beds and has a brown streaked plumage with, in the male, a black head
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