French: Bruant de Jankowski German: Jankowskiammer Spanish: Escribano de Jankowski
Other common names: Rufous-backed Bunting
near Sidemi, south Ussuriland, south-east Russian Far East.
16 cm; c. 20 g. Relatively small-headed and long-tailed bunting. Male breeding (worn plumage) has rufous crown, contrasting whitish supercilium, black stripe from base of... read more
Song, from top of small bush, usually a simple phrase, has been transcribed as “chu-chu cha-... read more
Open grassy habitats, mainly steppes or low hills dominated by the grasses Filifolium sibiricum... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Diet quite varied, adults feeding on fallen grain, weed seeds, grasshoppers (Orthoptera) and larval cicadas (Cicadidae).... read more
Little studied. Season in W Jilin late Apr to late Jul; extinct E populations bred later, commencing mid-May and sometimes not until mid-... read more
Appears to be resident at most sites where breeding has been recorded, perhaps dispersing over... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Very rare and local; has declined drastically, and decline continuing. Status altered from Vulnerable as recently as 2010; rate of decline suggests that... read more
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