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Corn Bunting

A now very scarce species but still found in isolated locations in Dorset.

Photograph by: 
Hamish Murray

There are no nature notes for this species



Common Name Corn Bunting
Scientific Name Miliarua calandra
Species Group Birds Finches and Buntings
Status Scarce
Interest Level
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
Look for

Listen for the song described as being like a bunch of jangling keys!

Identification Notes
  • Once a common bird of farmland around barley crops but sadly no longer
  • A very scarce breeding species in Dorset now
  • The only brown bunting likely to be found in open countryside 
Primary Habitat
Preferred Environment
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Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Birds Finches and Buntings