Lentils average — — a small bird finches, commonly of the stockroom, thick at the base of the brief beak. Dimension it with the field Sparrow, with body length concerning 16.5 cm, weight about 20 g. Older males have cinnabar-red shade, specifically brilliant in the head and breast.
Young males and women are brownish-gray — with an olive color. Lentils — a true migratory bird, as well as is never left for the winter months in our location, unlike various other finches (greenfinches, repolovo, finches). Returns home very late, when the woods as well as meadows transform environment-friendly.
This typically happens no earlier than the 2nd decade of may. It picks the edges of woods, abundant in underwood and also clumps of bushes in floodplains or in a meadow. The presence of these birds, we discover of a loud short tunes, which veiled the words «« Vitya seen.» » But traces of the activities of the lentils to see is generally not possible.
Feed lentil seeds of herbaceous plants — — umbrella, legumes, buttercups, Fox sedge, etc. Chicks are preyed on the seeds of chickweed and a small amount of pests (small beetles and caterpillars).
A place for a nest the women picks, she’s his and also builds, normally in the center of the Bush or sapling, sometimes on such plants, which rarely nest in other birds. I have found the nest of the lentils on the hedges of white dogwood, unusual for the suburban areas of the bush.
Nest is located at a height 0.5 to 2.5 m. it is Made from the completely dry stems of the bedstraw or twigs of oak, as well as put rather thoughtlessly as well as loosely, so that completions of the branches protrude in all directions. The trays, nevertheless, are greater than a tight, thin turf, rootlets, plant down and woollen. The size of the socket concerning 16.6, height 9.2 cm, the dimension of the tray is 5.5 × 4 cm However, this is a medium size, yet as a matter of fact they differ significantly.
In the clutch 2 to 6 eggs is not regular of the eggs of finches colors. They are blue with little black uncommon points. It is for paint eggs simple to differentiate the nest of the lentils from the nests of other birds. The size of the eggs of 19.6 × 14.6 mm. Eggs can sometimes be located at the very end of may, however more frequently in June. Go away lentils from our seats at the beginning of September.