Japanese reed bunting

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Japanese reed bunting
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illustration of a breeding male (below) with a reed bunting (above)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Emberiza
Species: E. yessoensis
Binomial name
Emberiza yessoensis
(Swinhoe, 1863)

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

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

It is threatened by habitat loss.

Description[edit]

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.

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