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Reed Bunting - Emberiza schoeniclus

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Common name: Reed Bunting

Scientific name: Emberiza schoeniclus

Accession number: 181

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

"It places its nest among aquatic plants, in a tuft of grass or reeds, often fastening it to the stems of the latter, but as frequently depositing it on the ground."

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