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Krasnoyarsk "hybrid of a sparrow and a tit": porridge, sir!

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A bird with an unusual color of feathers was photographed on a walk by a resident of the regional center.

A bird with an unusual color of feathers was photographed on a walk by a resident of the regional center Victoria Korotkova. On her page on the social network Facebook, she asked the question: what kind of a feathery one that looks like a sparrow and a titmouse at once?

City News addressed this question to Nikita Yablokov, a Krasnoyarsk birdwatcher, a postgraduate student of the Department of Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems of the Siberian Federal University. He explained: this is common oatmeal (lat.Emberiza citrinella). The bird is really very similar to a sparrow, only its beak is larger and shorter, and its tail is longer, in addition, the males are distinguished by a brighter color - feathers on the head, neck, breast and belly are bright yellow with dark specks.

In Krasnoyarsk, buntings are quite common, but in general they live in areas with a temperate climate in Europe and Asia. They usually settle in open places where there are few trees or shrubs.

Buntings are singing birds, their ringing trills begin to be heard as soon as the frost ends and the snow melts.

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