Japanese reed bunting

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Japanese reed bunting
A Japanese reed bunting.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Emberiza
E. yessoensis
Binomial name
Emberiza yessoensis
(Swinhoe, 1863)
  • Schœnicolus yessoënsis Swinhoe, 1863

The Japanese reed bunting or ochre-rumped bunting (Emberiza yessoensis) is a species of bird in the family Emberizidae.

It is found in Manchuria, Korea and Japan. Its natural habitats are temperate grassland and swamps.

It is threatened by habitat loss.


15 cm length. Typically, the richest-coloured of the reed buntings, with the pinkest legs and bill in winter. Male: Dark back. Upperparts chestnut, striped black and buff on breast and sides. Nape brown but sides of neck whitish. Female: Buffy submoustachial and throat, and black malar stripes, crown dark brown streaked pale. Juvenile: Pale greyish brown central crown stripe. Rump yellowish brown. Voice: Call 'sur-swee-ik' or 'tik'. Habitat: Open fields near water.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Emberiza yessoensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.