English: Common Rosefinch, Scarlet Rosefinch
Russian: Обыкновенная чечевица
French: Roselin cramoisi
Mongolian: Улаавар бужмар
Japanese: アカマシコ (Aka-mashiko)
Wing span: 24-26 cm
Breeding season: May-August
Egg number: 3-6
Egg colour: Glossy light blue with
purplish-black spots, streaks.
1 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least concern
Food: Terrestrial invertebrates, their larvae
and seeds of various plants.
Habitat: Breeding pairs nest in bushes and
trees close to the ground with thickets and tall bushes in forest edges and on
mountain slopes with dense bushes and water points in mountain taiga forests,
forest steppe and valleys of rivers and lakes. Female builds loosely-built nest
of plant stems and grass, lined with roots and hair.