Birds of the southern taiga of western Siberia - song and habitat around Tomsk

Fringilla coelebs
-  Chaffinch - Зяблик - Vink   -   Song and call

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Recorded on the 13th of April 2004 in the Siberian botanical garden of Tomsk (mixed woodland; at 56 25N, 8423E). Call recorded on the 15th of June 2005 near Tomsk, at Kislovka village (mixed woodland; at 5628N, 8456E). Background species: Passer montanus, Parus major; Turdus iliacus.

Arrives during the thaw period. In Tomsk and its outskirts appears at the end of March - early April.

Breeds commonly in all types of woodland and in city parks and gardens. Prefers rather more open woods to dense ones.

More common in the south, rare in the north of the region.