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

Emberiza aureola
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Recorded on the 12th of June 2003 near Kolarovo village (15 km to the south of Tomsk) (floodplain meadows; at 5620N, 8454E). Background species: Carpodacus erythrinus, Acrocephalus dumetorum.

Arrives when the leaves have appeared and the perennial grasses have started to grow in the meadows. In Tomsk suburbs appears in the second half of May.

A bird of open terrain. Breeds in bushy areas, deciduous scrub and copses, often along watercourses, lakesides and at the edge of wetlands. Very common species, at some places abundant. Distributed over the whole region.

Sings from the end of May until mid-July.