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19

Black Redstart

(Phoenicurus ochrurus)
German name(s): "Hausrotschwanz"
Size: 13-14.5 cm; wing span: 23-26 cm
Weight: 12-22 g

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Black Redstart at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "gibraltariensis"

ADULT

MALE

Near-lateral view of a male Black Redstart; note the prominent wing bar and the all-grey front, which is characteristic of this race (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Wizna, on the river Narew, Poland, May 2016]

Lateral view of a male Black Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Wizna, on the river Narew, Poland, May 2016]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Black Redstart (photo courtesy of A. Sarok)
[Temerin, Serbia, September 2016]

Lateral view of a female Black Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, May 2016]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Moulting juvenile Black Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, August 2016]

Near-frontal view of a juvenile Black Redstart; note the yellow gape (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Malinowo, Masovia, Poland, August 2016]

Near-dorsal view of a juvenile Black Redstart; note the yellow gape (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Malinowo, Masovia, Poland, August 2016]

Race "semirufus"

Black Redstarts, nominate race "semirufus", were photographed in Oman.

Food, Diet

Black Redstarts are flycatchers.

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

brstart_dw_20160612.mp3 gibraltariensis
(Poland)
Various © DW
brstart_dw_20160915_1.mp3 gibraltariensis
(Poland)
Various © DW
brstart_dw_20160915_2.mp3 gibraltariensis
(Poland)
Various © DW

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