English: Pallas’ Reed Bunting
Russian: Полярная овсянка
Mongolian: Цагаанхэвэлт хөмрөг
French: Bruant de Pallas
Japanese: シベリアジュリン (Shiberia-jurin)
Body length: 12-15 cm
Wing span: 20-23 cm
Breeding season: May-August
Egg number: 4-5
Egg colour: Glossy pale purplish with dark or
dark-purple scrawls, blotches.
1 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least concern
Food: Terrestrial and aquatic arthropods,
their larvae and plant seeds.
Habitat: Nests on the ground or at the base
of tall reeds, Achnatherum splendens grasses, low bushes such as Caragana spp.,
bushes in dry open steppe, reeds and overgrown thickets along riverbank sand
lakes, tall grasses in dry mountain valleys and mountain slopes with high cover
in forest steppe, mountain steppe, and desert steppe.