Siberia is a huge region in Eurasia. It includes several regions and territories. Climatic conditions here vary greatly depending on the time of year. Summers tend to be hot with moderate rainfall. Winter is cold and snowy. In some areas, the usual temperature of the cold season is30 degrees and below.
Almost the entire territory of Siberia is covered with forests. Unlike other Russian regions, taiga coniferous forests prevail here. However, among them there are many different natural zones that determine the diversity of the fauna.
Other birds of Siberia
Far Eastern stork
Lesser White-fronted Lesser
crested honey buzzard
East Siberian Gull
Great Gray Owl
Grouse (humble hazel grouse)
Great spotted woodpecker
The bird world of Siberia is represented by a variety of birds. There are a large number of predators with a solid wingspan, small nimble birds (for example, a nuthatch), as well as long-legged beauties, like the Far Eastern stork.
The abundance of forests gives the birds an excellent food base. In such conditions, everyone finds food, because coniferous trees are rich in cones and insects, and a large number of rodents live underground.
Bird life in Siberia does not stop during the day. When daytime birds return to spend the night in the nest, nocturnal representatives from the order of owls fly out to hunt. Soft fluffy and strong wings silently cut through the cool night air in search of mice, hamsters, lemmings, etc.d.
Waterfowl species are also widely developed here several species of grebes, pelicans, ducks and swans. Siberian birds are distinguished by their developed plumage and the presence of a subcutaneous fat layer. This helps them survive the winter in severe frosts. Certain species (for example, hazel grouse) create winter snowy “houses”. They burrow into the snow and spend whole days there waiting for the thaw.