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reed bunting

noun

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


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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Word History and Origins

Origin of reed bunting1

First recorded in 1775–85

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Example Sentences

Its young at birth are by no means helpless in the sense that the young Reed-Bunting is, and food is readily procured.

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

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.

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

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