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Corn Bunting

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



Photograph by: 
Hamish Murray

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

Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
Common Name Corn Bunting
Scientific Name Miliarua calandra
Status Rare
Interest Level
Species Family Buntings
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
Preferred Environment
  • Downland and scrub
Look for Listen for the song described as being like a bunch of jangling keys!
Additional Identification Notes
  • Once a common bird of farmland but saly no longer
  • A very scarce breeding species in Dorset now
  • The only brown bunting likely to be found in open countryside