Temminck and Schlegel, 1844,
Closely related to B. rufinus, of which has been considered a race, but one molecular study found no evidence of close affinity between the two#R; moreover, proportions different, with size larger but wings relatively narrower. Extensive hybridization with B. rufinus reported in C Asia#R. Monotypic.
Extreme E Kazakhstan, S Siberia and Mongolia E to NE China, and S to C China and Tibet and NW India (Ladakh). Winters from S Altai to Himalayas (N India and Nepal), C & E China and scarcely in Korea.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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