English: Reed Bunting, Common Reed Bunting
Russian: Тростниковая овсянка
Mongolian: Цагаанхүзүүт хөмрөг
French: Bruant des roseaux
Japanese: オオジュリン (O-jurin)
Body length: 14-15.5 cm
Wing span: 21-25 cm
Breeding season: May-August
Egg number: 4-5 (occasionally 6-7)
Egg colour: Glossy pale purplish with
blackish-purple scrawls, blotches.
1 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least concern
Food: Terrestrial and aquatic arthropods, and
seeds of various plants.
Habitat: Typical habitats consist of
freshwater and saline open marshlands with grassy banks or scattered shrub.
Female builds nest on the ground, often in grass, rush clumps, or in low bushes
and scrub. The nest is a cup made of grass, roots, and moss and lined with
finer grasses, hair and reed-flowers.