[ edit] Identification
Bright rosy-pink head, breast and rump
Dark brown wings
2 wing bars
[ edit] Distribution
Sweden, eastern Europe and Siberia, northern Iran, Pakistan, China, Tibet, and Japan.
Winters in south east China,
Indochina, Burma, India and southern Iran.
[ edit] Taxonomy
[ edit] Subspecies
This is a
polytypic species, consisting of five subspecies:
Eastern Siberia to Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk; winters to south-eastern China
Caucasus to north-western Iran; winters to south-western Iran
Eastern Himalayas to Tibet and China; winters to southern India and Indochina
[ edit] Habitat
Kosmodem'yansky, Ruza, Moscow,
, June 2006
Woodland, forest edge, thickets, near water.
[ edit] Behaviour
They mainly eat seeds, buds and shoots.
[ edit] Breeding
They nest in low bushes. The clutch consists of 5 brown-spotted, dark blue eggs.
[ edit] Vocalisation
They sing from an exposed perch.
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[ edit] References
Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728
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