French: Bruant nain German: Zwergammer Spanish: Escribano pigmeo
Daurian Range, southern Chita, south-eastern Siberia, Russia
NE Norway, N Sweden (rare), N Finland and N Russia E across Siberia and Russian Far East (N to mouth of Ob and Gydan Peninsula, to c. 75° N on R Yenisey, and mouths of Indigirka, Kolyma and Anadyr) to Pacific, S to c. 60° N in W and to middle R Yenisey, N of L Baikal, S Yakutia and near R Arka on Sea of Okhotsk coast; also NE China and possibly Mongolia#R. Winters from NE Indian Subcontinent E to N & C Myanmar, N Thailand, N Indochina, S China (S of R Yangtze) and Taiwan.
12–13·5 cm; 12–19·3 g. Small bunting, c. 10% smaller than otherwise somewhat similar E. schoeniclus; small bill with straight culmen. In... read more
Song, from top of tree or bush, rather variable, consisting usually of two or three parts each of... read more
Breeds in moist open taiga, or partly flooded forests, with dwarf birch (Betula nana) and... read more
Food and feeding
Diet during breeding includes seeds and invertebrates. Recorded items include mayflies (Ephemeroptera), stoneflies (Plecoptera), bugs (... read more
Season begins relatively late, between early Jun and Jul, some pairs still nesting during Aug; single-brooded. Nest built entirely by... read more
Migratory; winters mainly in region from NE Indian Subcontinent E to SE China and S to N Indochina... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally very common. One of the most numerous bird species in parts of the extreme N taiga. Estimated European population in range 5,000,... read more
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