An elegant bird, 18-21 cm long, with a pointed crest that travels in large nomadic groups, along with a direct flight. It's bigger, stronger and more gray than Bombycilla cedrorum. It has bright yellow colors, black or orange rust on the tips of the tail and wing feathers may have shades of yellow, white, red or black. The under-tail coverts are a rust color accentuated. Both the beak and legs are dark brown eyes are placed in a narrow mask and black highlighted by white.
It nests in coniferous forest in the northernmost areas of Europe, Asia and North America. Unlike Bombycilla cedrorum, who lives only in North America, and Bombycilla japonica that lives only in Japan, the beccofrusone has a large areal Holarctic.
The preferred location to build a nest is usually a high pine branch, but are the various opportunities for supply to determine the area choice. Each bird or couple can have more than one nest in the same area. The nests have an external diameter of 15 cm to 18 cm and are covered with grass or moss. On average are deposited from 4 to 6 eggs, the shells are of a bluish yellow with an abundant presence of blackish spots and uneven lines. The incubation period is about 14 days and the young leave the nest after about 13 to 15 days after hatching.
Feeding:Like other members of its family, its diet consists mainly of berries supplemented by insects, particularly during the breeding season. This species is particularly enterprising and moves in large numbers according to migration patterns unpredictable from year to year, especially to the south, if the supply of food is scarce during the winter. In the cold season this bird can be very confident and it is not uncommon ritrovarselo in gardens with berry bushes and on the various trees.