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

Uragus sibiricus 
-  Long-tailed Rosefinch - Урагус или длиннохвостая чечевица

Langstaartroodmus   -   Song, call and wing sound

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Song and call recorded on the 10th of May 2003 in Tomsk area near Krivoshenino village (floodplain meadow; at 5721N, 8408E). Wing sound recorded at the same spot on the 9th of May 2005. Background species: Phylloscopus trochilus, Parus ater, Emberiza citrinella, Loxia curvirostra, Turdus pilaris; Fringilla coelebs, Phylloscopus collybita, Pica pica, Emberiza citrinella.

Occurs in our latitude all the year round, resident-nomadic species.

Bird of woodlands and pastures. Inhabits deciduous scrub and bushy areas along watercourses, soggy overgrown lake and river shores, shrubby moors. Common and region-wide. Less common in the north of the region.

Sings briefly in the pre-breeding season, in April-May. The call and the sound of the wings (when they fly overhead) are more often heard than their songs.