Scatium | Facts & Information

# Scatium | Facts & Information

Scatium | Discover Fascinating Facts and Information About Scatium

In Romania the Scati (Carduelis spinus) is the smallest representative of the family, having its nest in the coniferous or deciduous region of the Carpathian Mountains. They are widespread throughout Europe except Iceland.

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They also live in North Asia and East Asia but also in the Near East and Middle East.

Scatiu Food

The scatium feeds mainly on Spruce or pine seeds during the mating season. In winter, they gather in flocks mixed with other species, feeding on seeds or birches and Alder.

They feed on the tops of branches, hanging upside down. The thin, sharp beak allows the bird to eat the seeds without the peel.

It feeds on seeds or fruits, less often insects.

Features Scatiu

The scati is 12cm long and weighs 12-18 grams. It is smaller than the Sparrow and can be easily recognized by its plumage. The predominant color is greenish-yellow.

Males are more colorful than females that have less colorful plumage. In females it can be seen, besides the plumage, the gray-whitish spot on the belly. The feathers above the head are black and the beak thin and sharp. The legs are thin and dark brown.

Like many birds it has several types of chirping depending on activity.

At this time, the population of scat is not globally threatened.

A lot of people take Scati company for their looks and song. They do not require special care. In captivity they live between 11 and 14 years, and in the wild the difference is 2-3 years.

Reproduction Scatium

The breeding season begins in the spring. In early April the female builds the nest with twigs, moss, lichens, wool, and what else she finds in the area.

The scatius have the habit of nesting in small groups, close to each other. The nest is located towards the top of the tree. The female lays 3-5 white-gray eggs with spots or stripes.

Incubation lasts about 11-12 days. During this period the female sits on the eggs hatching them while the male feeds her.

The nesting period lasts almost two weeks. The chicks are fed by both parents with throat paste, paste made from seeds, insects and water. Within a month, new small groups are formed.

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