Easy to identify from its diminutive size (L 16 cm) and its characteristic call. Active by day. Breeds fairly commonly in coniferous and mixed forest and is often encountered at edge of glades. Feeds mainly on voles and small birds. Resident.
Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex
The deterioration of habitat due to forestry practices and the reduction of prey numbers are significant threats.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
about 25,000 pairs
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