On Dec 30, 2008, rntx22 from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
From my Thayer's guide:
Two yellow-white wing bars
Broad yellow supercillium
White belly and chest
Habitat and Behaviour: A common breeder in the extreme northeast of Europe in the northern Urals, and east across Asia to the Pacific. Winters from eastern Arabia to India and southeast Asia, small numbers also in western Europe. Sometimes in coniferous forest but generally prefers birch, willow and poplar in areas of mixed woodland. First North American record on September 23-24th, 1999 in Gambell, Alaska.