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19

Common Redstart

(Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
Alternate name(s): "Gartenrotschwanz"
Size: 13-14.5 cm; wing span: 20.5-24 cm
Weight: 11-23 g

Similar species

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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Common Redstart at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "phoenicurus"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, June 2015]

Near-frontal view of a male Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, May 2015]

Near-lateral view of a male Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, June 2015]

Near-lateral view of a male Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, June 2015]

Lateral view of a male Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, May 2015]

Near-dorsal view of a male Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, July 2015]

Near-dorsal view of a male Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, July 2015]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, May 2015]

Different frontal view of a female Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, May 2015]

Near-frontal view of a female Common Redstart with its head turned away (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, May 2015]

Lateral view of a female Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, June 2015]

Different lateral view of a female Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, June 2015]

Near-dorsal view of a female Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, May 2015]

Dorsal view of a female Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, July 2015]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Frontal view of an immature male Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, July 2015]

Lateral view of an immature male Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, July 2015]

Dorsal view of an juvenile Common Redstart (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, July 2016]

Food, Diet

Common Redstarts are flycatchers.

Frontal view of a male Common Redstart with its prey, a grasshopper (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Ostrow Mazowiecka, Masovia, Poland, July 2015]

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.

comstrt_dw_20160612_2.mp3 phoenicurus
(Poland)
Pair Q&A (male first) © DW
comstrt_dw_20160612_3.mp3 phoenicurus
(Poland)
Pair Q&A (male first) © DW

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