reed bunting

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noun

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

Origin of reed bunting

First recorded in 1775–85
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reed bunting


noun

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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