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â€¢S. vulgaris; original range, year-round â€¢S. vulgaris; original range, summer only â€¢S. vulgaris; original range, winter only â€¢S. vulgaris; introduced, year-round â€¢S. vulgaris; introduced, summer only
Juvenile changing into first winter plumage Photo by mali Hastings, UK, July 2010
Nests in thatches, nest boxes, tree holes. An untidy feather-lined nest is constructed from straw, grass or twigs. The clutch consists of 4-5 pale blue, glossy eggs with. They are incubated for around 2 weeks and flegde about 19-22 days later. There may be 2 broods in the season, which usually runs from April to July.