non-breeding male or female; distinct face marks (Luxembourg; 2007-10-16)

Common Reed Bunting
Emberiza schoeniclus

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: breeding male is distinctive, non-breeding male and female much less so; breeds in reed beds and rushy fields; constantly flicks tail.

dorsal view; white outer tail feathers (Luxembourg; 2007-10-16)

breeding male; black head and throat; grey collar (Poland; 2012-05-30)

head portrait of a breeding male (Poland; 2012-05-30)