The lapland bunting is comparable in size to the reed bunting but is ever so slightly larger. Most of the body is covered by a chestnut sort of colour accompanied by a distinctive pattern on the head. Most of the time, these birds can be found on the ground and sometimes in small flocks.
Lapland buntings are quite rare to see here in the UK, but occasional birds can be found in Scotland during the summer, where the bird will have a distinctive black throat, face and crown.
Their diets mainly consist of seeds.
Sparrow-sized and common in wetlands with reedbeds. Males are highly distinctive in their breeding plumage.
There are forty five different species of Old World Buntings, which are predominantly European seed eating birds similar to finches and are related to American Sparrows. Of the forty five different species, forty fall within the genus of Emberiza. The corn bunting is generally classed within this genus and is monotypic.
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