French: Jaseur du Japon German: Blutseidenschwanz Spanish: Ampelis japonés
Kumamoto and Fukuoka P refectures, Kyushu, Japan
SE Russia (E Yakutia, Khabarovsk and Amur), also irregularly in adjacent NE China (N Heilongjiang); non-breeding mainly E China, Korea and Japan.
15–18 cm; 54–64 g. Medium-sized passerine with prominent backward-pointing crest of moderate length, distinctive wing markings. Male has black mask from base of... read more
Commonest call a high-pitched trill, similar to that of congeners, but shorter (150–380... read more
Breeds in forested areas; apparently favours coniferous trees, including larch (Larix),... read more
Food and feeding
Few data, but diet apparently similar to that of congeners. Summer foods include Vaccinium berries and insects. Feeds on variety... read more
Little information available. Probably relatively late breeder; laying from early Jun, female specimen from R Amur in late Jun was... read more
Relatively short-distance migrant. Apparently vacates breeding range almost completely; some may... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Generally uncommon, but locally common in suitable breeding habitat. Occurs in relatively limited range, and... read more
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