French: Robin à flancs roux German: Blauschwanz Spanish: Ruiseñor coliazul
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EC & NE Finland and NW Russia (including C Kola Peninsula), and from Ural Mts E to N Sea of Okhotsk, Kamchatka, S to Altai (including NE Kazakhstan), N Mongolia, N & C Japan, NE China and N Korea; non-breeding S Japan, S Korea, E & SE China (mainly S of R Yangtze), Taiwan, Hainan and N SE Asia.
13–14 cm; 10–18 g. Male is deep blue above, with brighter blue crown-side, shoulder, rump and tail base, narrow whitish supercilium; white chin to vent,... read more
Song, by male from near top of bush or low branch, throughout day in early breeding season, also in... read more
Breeds in Siberia in taiga forest, with preference for old-growth mossy moist spruce (Picea... read more
Food and feeding
Little studied. Invertebrates, mainly insects; also fruits and seeds when not breeding. Stomachs of Russian breeders held beetles and their... read more
Season May–Aug in most of range, end Jun to mid Aug in N Korea; at least occasionally double-brooded, apparently regularly so in... read more
Migratory in most of range; in C & S Japan some merely undertake altitudinal movements to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common in much of range, e.g. common breeder in Kuriles and N Japan (Hokkaido), rarer farther S. Common to abundant autumn migrant at... read more
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