French: Jaseur boréal German: Seidenschwanz Spanish: Ampelis europeo
Subspecies and Distribution
B. g. garrulus
(Linnaeus, 1758) – N Sweden, far N Norway, N Finland and N Russia (S of tree-line) E to approximately Ural Mts; non-breeding S to Poland, the Balkans, Ukraine, irregularly farther W & S.
B. g. centralasiae
Poliakov, 1915 – C & E Russia S of tree-line from approximately Ural Mts E to Sea of Okhotsk and Kamchatka, S to Altai Mts, L Baikal and lower Amur Valley; non-breeding S to Kazakhstan, N China and Japan, rarely to N Indian Subcontinent, S China and Taiwan.
B. g. pallidiceps
Reichenow, 1908 – NW & NC North America; non-breeding E to SE Canada (Newfoundland) and S to C & NE USA, irregularly farther S.
19–23 cm; 34–85 g, average c. 55 g. Medium-sized passerine with prominent backward-pointing crest of moderate length, distinctive wing markings. Male nominate... read more
Most familiar call a ringing trill, “sirrr”, similar to that of B. cedrorum... read more
Breeds in boreal forest and muskeg. Prefers relatively open forest or edge, usually coniferous, e.g... read more
Food and feeding
Predominantly fruits and insects. Other foods noted include buds of various trees, flowers, tree sap, bark, shoots and leaves, moss and... read more
Relatively late season; some nests with eggs in late May, but laying more often begins mid-Jun and may continue to end Jul. Apparently... read more
Partial migrant, withdraws from large portion of breeding range in winter. Main non-breeding range... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common. Populations estimated at 25,500–102,000 pairs in Scandinavia and 100,000–1,000,000 pairs in Russia. No estimates for North... read more
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