Habitat and Ecology
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.
Depth range (m): 0 - 0
Temperature range (°C): 9.758 - 9.758
Nitrate (umol/L): 3.256 - 3.256
Salinity (PPS): 33.882 - 33.882
Oxygen (ml/l): 6.553 - 6.553
Phosphate (umol/l): 0.345 - 0.345
Silicate (umol/l): 2.505 - 2.505
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Life History and Behavior
Lifespan, longevity, and ageing
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Emberiza schoeniclus
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Emberiza schoeniclus
Public Records: 25
Specimens with Barcodes: 32
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Status in Egypt
Common reed bunting
The common reed bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae. It breeds across Europe and much of temperate and northern Asia. Most birds migrate south in winter, but those in the milder south and west of the range are resident. It is common in reedbeds and also breeds in drier open areas such as moorland and cultivation. For example it is a component of the purple moor grass and rush pastures, a type of Biodiversity Action Plan habitat in the UK. It occurs on poorly drained neutral and acidic soils of the lowlands and upland fringe. It is found in the South West of England, especially in Devon
The familiar, if somewhat monotonous, song of the cock is a repetitive zrip.
The common reed bunting is a medium sized bird, 13.5-15.5 cm long, with a small but sturdy seed-eater's bill. The male has a black head and throat, white neck collar and underparts, and a heavily streaked brown back. The female is much duller, with a streaked brown head, and is more streaked below.
Food and feeding
Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds. The nest is in a bush or reed tussock. 4-7 eggs are laid, which show the hair-like markings characteristic of those of buntings.