Bullfinch, Common Bullfinch, Northern
Russian: Обыкновенный снегирь
Mongolian: Эгэл зана
French: Bouvreuil pivoine
Japanese: ウソ (Uso)
Body length: 15.5-17.5 cm
Wing span: 24-26 cm
Breeding season: March-August
Egg number: 4-5
Egg colour: Glossy light blue with blackish
or brown spots, blotches.
1 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least concern
Food: Seeds, fruit and buds of various plants
on the ground or in trees.
Habitat: Breeding habitats consist of tall
trees in mixed and coniferous forests, forest steppe and river valleys in taiga
forests. Female builds nest 1.2-2.1 m high in deciduous trees, bushes and
shrub. The nest is a loose structure of fine twigs, moss and lichen. Inner cup
is made roots and hair.