Onon River and towards the Mongolian border.
Sometimes placed in genus Schoeniclus or, in the past, in Ocyris. Proposed race pamirensis (described from Trans-Alai Range, in Pamir Mts) considered invalid, as based probably on vagrant birds. Monotypic.
C & E Siberia from Krasnoyarsk (N possibly to Podkamennaya Tunguska) E to S coast of Sea of Okhotsk, and S to L Baikal and Chita regions, NE Mongolia (Hövsgöl, Khentii) and NE China (Khingan Mts, in N Heilongjiang); probably also regularly in Russian Far East (Sikhote Alin Range, in Ussuriland). Winters in India (S Assam), Myanmar, S China, W Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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