Identifying Features: Reed Buntings are sparrow-sized streaky, brown birds. The males have black heads and black throats, with a white collar and white 'moustache'. Female buntings, including female Yellowhammers and Reed Buntings, can be very difficult to tell apart.
Average Length: 15-16 cm
Average Lifespan: 3 years
Average Wingspan: 21-25 cm
Where to see: Reed buntings are predominantly a farmland and wetland bird. Typically found in wet vegetation but has recently spread into farmland and, in winter, into gardens. When singing the male usually perched on top of a bush, or reed.