NW Mongolia east to SE Russia, N & E China, C Japan, Korea.
Omnivore. Insects and their larvae, fruits, berries, nuts, spiders, carrion.
Habitat: Thickets with large mature deciduous trees on riverine island, parks, gardens.
Incubation: 15-16 days / 5-8 eggs
Social structure: Small or large flocks of up to 100 birds.
Weight: male 118g max, female 112g max
Estimated population in the wild: widespread and locally common
Threats: There are no major threats to this species.
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Did you know that:
- They store food items, mostly acorns and pine seeds, in caches in loose soil.
- Last year's offspring help the parents to feed the nestlings.