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

Erithacus rubecula tataricus 
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Recorded on the 12th of May 2000 in the Siberian botanical garden of Tomsk (mixed woodland; at 5628N, 8456E). Background species: Parus major, Ficedula hypoleuca.

Usually arrives at the end of the thaw period. In Tomsk and its outskirts appears at the end of April.

Prefers coniferous and mixed woodland with rich undergrowth, waterlogged forests with plenty of dead and dying trees along small taiga rivers. Rare for Tomsk outskirts, more often seen in the west and south of the region.

Sings from May until mid-July.