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Redwing

(Turdus iliacus)
Alternate name(s): "Red-wing", "Red-winged Thrush"
German name(s): "Rotdrossel"

Size: 20-24 cm; wing span: 33-34.5 cm
Weight: 50-75 g

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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Redwing at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "iliacus"

ADULT

Sex unknown

Frontal view of an adult Redwing issuing its call (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Near-frontal view of a Redwing (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Near-frontal view of a Redwing (photo courtesy of G. Normand )
[Pere Lachaise cemetery, 20th district, Paris, France, January 2021]

Lateral view of a Redwing (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near Oslo airport, Osly, Norway, June 2018]

Lateral view of a Redwing (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near Oslo airport, Osly, Norway, June 2018]

Food, Diet

Near-frontal view of a Redwing showing an interest in the fruit of Ilex aquifolium (photo courtesy of G. Normand )
[Pere Lachaise cemetery, 20th district, Paris, France, December 2019]

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