Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species occupies much of the western Palearctic. Armenia is inhabited by subspecies P. p. canescens, Buturlin, 1906. In Armenian the species breeds in almost entire country, occupying subalpine meadows and dense spirea (Spiraea) thickets on boulder-covered and talus slopes, or cultivated fields with scattered Dog-rose (Rosa canina) bushes, arid mountain steppe, dry tallgrass meadows, orchards, vineyards, forest glades and low juniper (Juniperus) scrub. Elevation range occupied by the species in breeding period is usually between 1800 and 2500 m a.s.l. Year-round resident. It breeds on the ground in a depression among grasses and low shrubs, on gradual slopes and often near the edge of grain fields, having from 9 to 24 eggs in the clutch. The fledglings are observed in July-November. The food of the species is mainly seeds of grains and weeds, cereals and clover and grass leaves as well as insects.