In W Hungary the nominate race, in other parts of the country race stagnatilis breeds. Prefers oak and beech forests at medium and higher elevations but also breeds in deciduous-coniferous mixed forests, hardwood gallery forests, rarely in parks and gardens. The breeding population increased moderately (4.2 ± 1.7%, p<0.01) between 1999 and 2018, just as the wintering population (3.6 ± 2.4%, p<0.05) between 2000 and 2018. Resident.