Tag: Reed Bunting

Migration and wintering of Reed Buntings (Emberiza schoeniclus) in Spain.

Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) Science Article 2 abstract The migration and wintering patterns in Spain of Reed Buntings were described from ring-recovery data for 451 birds. Differential migration according to the age and sex of birds was also analyzed, paying special attention to latitudinal differences. Recoveries of Reed Buntings in Spain occur mainly on the […]

Reed bunting females increase fitness throughextra-pair mating with genetically dissimilar males

Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) Science Article 7 abstract Females of many socially monogamous species accept or even actively seek copulations outside the socialpair bond. As females cannot increase the number of offspring with promiscuous behaviour, the questionarises why they engage in extra-pair mating. Stefan M. Suter et al, Proc. R. Soc. B, 2007 Download article […]

Older male reed buntings are more successful at gainingextrapair fertilizations

Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) Science Article 8 abstract The importance of extrapair paternity (EPP) as an aspect of mixed reproductive strategies is currently thefocus of many studies. Since females have at least some control over the occurrence of inseminations, theyare expected to engage in extrapair copulations only if they benefit, for instance through gaining highqualityor […]

Foraging behavior of the Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) breeding in a farmland-a preliminary results

Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) Science Article 3 abstract Use of crops as foraging areas by Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) breeding in mid-field marsh patches was studied in 1999. Surveys were performed on 8 marshes with about 22 breeding pairs. The area of the marshes ranged from 0.1 to 8.1 ha. The surroundings were dominated by […]

Autumn migration of Reed Buntings Emberiza schoeniclus in Switzerland

Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) Science Article 1 abstract To elucidate the migration strategies of Reed Buntings Emberiza schoeniclus migrating through Central Europe, we analysed data from 595 Reed Buntings ringed at La Touviere, Rhone River, Geneva, Switzerland, during the autumn migration from September to November 2004. These data were used to investigate age, sex, biometrics […]

Abundance variations, survival and site fidelity of Reed Buntings Emberiza schoeniclus wintering in central Spain

Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) Science Article 4 abstract Populations of the Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) have suffered serious declines in western Europe during the last three decades. However, information on population parameters of migratory populations in their wintering quarters are scarce. Here, we examine variations in abundance, apparent survival and philopatry ofReedBuntings wintering in central […]

The breeding ecology of Reed Buntings Emberiza schoeniclus in farmland and wetland habitats in lowland England

Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) Science Article 6 abstract We studied the nesting and feeding ecology of Reed Buntings Emberiza schoeniclus breeding on farmland and wetland habitats along the Trent Valley in Nottinghamshire, England. Rank and emergent vegetation accounted for most nests and most foraging by provisioning adults. Caterpillars and spiders accounted for 70% of chick […]

Habitat use by Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus in an intensively used farmland in Western Poland

Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) Science Article 5 abstract The habitat use of the Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus was studied between 1998- 2000 in an intensive cultivated agricultural landscape in western Poland. Birds occupied only wet marginal habitats such as small reedbeds, marshes, meadows and drainage ditches. Reed Buntings located their territories at the edges of […]

Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Emberizidae | [latin] Emberiza schoeniclus | [UK] Reed Bunting | [FR] Bruant des roseaux | [DE] Rohrammer | [ES] Escribano Palustre | [NL] Rietgors Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics Medium-sized to rather large bunting, seemingly large headed and thick-necked (male), with fairly […]