French: Roselin à longue queue German: Meisengimpel Spanish: Camachuelo colilargo
“near montane rivers and streams of southern Siberia”
Subspecies and Distribution
C. s. sibiricus
(Pallas, 1773) – SW & SC Siberia E to middle R Amur, S to NE Kazakhstan, N Mongolia and NW & NE China (NW Xinjiang; NW Inner Mongolia); winters SC & SE Russia, E Kazakhstan (Tarbagatay, Dzhungarskiy Alatau, E Tien Shan) and NW & NC China.
C. s. ussuriensis
(Buturlin, 1915) – Russian Far East (middle R Amur E to Ussuriland) and NE China (Heilongjiang and Jilin); winters in Korea and E China (Liaoning S to Hebei and Shanxi, also S Gansu).
C. s. sanguinolentus
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1848) – Sakhalin, S Kurils and N Japan (Hokkaido); winters C & S Japan.
C. s. lepidus
(David & Oustalet, 1877) – C China (E Xizang E to S Shaanxi and SW Shanxi).
C. s. henrici
(Oustalet, 1892) – S China (SE Xizang, Sichuan and W & NW Yunnan).
16–18 cm; 16–26 g. Medium-sized, long-tailed finch with short stubby bill. Male nominate race breeding has lower forehead and lores deep crimson, cheek and ear-... read more
Song a musical series of rapid rippling trills, "churu churu chee fee fee fee",... read more
Dense willow (Salix) and birch (Betula) thickets, grasslands, reedbeds and tall... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly seeds, berries and buds of plants and bushes, including bird cherry (Prunus), honeysuckle (Lonicera), guelder-rose... read more
Season May–Aug; one brood, in Ussuriland possibly two. Pair formation mostly from mid-May in breeding area. Displaying male sings... read more
Resident and migratory. Juveniles gather in flocks and wander throughout range before undertaking... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to locally common, scarce or rare. Occasionally very common along R Angara (SC Siberia), and fairly common in R Amur valley, Ussuriland... read more
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