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Corn Bunting

Steve Backshall presents the story and sound of the corn bunting.

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

Steve Backshall begins May 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.

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2 minutes

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Tue 1 May 2018 05:58

Corn bunting (Emberiza calandra)

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