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Corn Bunting Miliaria calandra L 16-18cm. Plump-bodied bunting with non-descript plumage but distinctive song. Dangles legs when flying short distances. Forms flocks in winter. Sexes are similar. Adult and juvenile have streaked brown upperparts and whitish underparts, streaked on breast and flanks, and flushed buff on breast. Bill is stout and pinkish buff. Voice Utters a tsit call. Jingling song is sung from fencepost or overhead wire. Status Local and declining bird of cereal fields, particularly barley. Has suffered terribly from modern farming practises.
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Corn Bunting Miliaria calandra L 16-18cm. Plump-bodied bunting with non-descript plumage but distinctive song. Dangles legs when flying short distances. Forms flocks in winter. Sexes are similar. Adult and juvenile have streaked brown upperparts and whitish underparts, streaked on breast and flanks, and flushed buff on breast. Bill is stout and pinkish buff. Voice Utters a tsit call. Jingling song is sung from fencepost or overhead wire. Status Local and declining bird of cereal fields, particularly barley. Has suffered terribly from modern farming practises.

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Date: 18 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/Nature Photographers Ltd
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