At present the known breeding population of Jankowski's Bunting in Jil
in consists of 330 to 430 pairs at three different sites. Habitat is e
ssentially semi-open country with scattered and low bushes, mainly elm
, birch, and pine, always on sandy ground with open cover of herbs and
grasses. A comparison between the song of the meanwhile extinct Sovie
t population with those of Jilin revealed conspicuous differences whic
h are probably due to local dialects.