French: Bruant de Tristram German: Tristramammer Spanish: Escribano de Tristram
Amoy [= Hsiamen], Fujian, China
NE China (from Lesser Khingan Mts and R Zeja, in Heilongjiang) E to SE Russian Far East (Amurland and Ussuri regions, including Sikhote Alin Mts) and N Korea. Winters in SE China (SE Yunnan E to Fujian, also Hunan and E Sichuan); rare winter visitor also N Myanmar, NW Thailand and N Laos and N Vietnam (Tonkin).
14–15 cm; 14–21 g. Distinctive, small and compact bunting with striped head. Male is unmistakable, has black head and throat with white central crownstripe, broad... read more
Song, from inconspicuous perch in tree, a high-pitched unit followed by a drawn-out one, one or two... read more
Forested areas with good presence of undergrowth bushes, especially on hills, in Ussuriland also... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists of both vegetable and animal matter. During migration recorded as taking beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera) and other... read more
Laying at end of May or beginning of Jun; two broods in a season. Nest made from dry grass blades, often lined with horsehair, built near... read more
Autumn migration starts in Sept, most having departed from breeding areas during Oct, with last... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to fairly common locally in appropriate habitat over most of its breeding range; little evidence of any marked decreases in... read more
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