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Bluethroat

(Luscinia svecica)
Alternate name(s): "Red-spotted Bluethroat" (race "svecica");
"White-spotted Bluethroat" (race "cyanecula");
"Iberian Bluethroat" (race "azuricollis")
German name(s): "Blaukehlchen"

Size: 13-14 cm; wing span 20-22.5 cm
Weight: 15-25 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Bluethroat at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "azuricollis"

This race is also called the "Iberian Bluethroat".

ADULT

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Bluethroat (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Coruche, Santarem, Portugal, December 2017]

Near-frontal view of a female Bluethroat (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Coruche, Santarem, Portugal, December 2017]

Near-lateral view of a female Bluethroat (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Coruche, Santarem, Portugal, December 2017]

Food, Diet

Near-lateral view of a female Bluethroat foraging for insects in a marsh (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Coruche, Santarem, Portugal, December 2017]

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