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Corn Bunting

2 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 01 July 2013

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Steve Backshall begins July with the corn bunting. Corn buntings may be plain-looking birds which sing their scratchy songs from cornfields, but their private lives are a colourful affair and a single male bird may have up to 18 partners.

  • Corn bunting (Emberiza calandra)

    Image courtesy of RSPB (rspb-images.com)


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