Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaBirds › Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus, Reed Bunting, Sivspurv. 15cm.

Reed Bunting
A summer visitor occasionally spotted by marshy areas, especially if there are reedbeds nearby.

They eat seeds and cereals, but will also eat insects and their larvae.

The female builds a cup shaped nest on the ground or in a bush from grass and lines it with plant down.

The female is brown and has a brown moustache and also lacks the black head and chest markings of the male.