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19

Black Redstart

(Phoenicurus ochrurus)
Size: 13-14.5 cm; wing span: 23-26 cm
Weight: 12-22 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 Black Redstart at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "semirufus"

ADULT

MALE

Lateral view of a male Black Redstart; note the half-grey, half-rufous front of this male which gives this race its name
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

Partly obscured lateral view of a male Black Redstart
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

FEMALE

Probably a female Black Restart
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, December 2009]

The same Black Restart as above, different posture
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, December 2009]

The same Black Restart as above, different posture
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, December 2009]

Race "gibraltariensis"

Black Redstarts, race "gibraltariensis", were photographed in Europe.

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_20180615.m4a gibraltariensis
(Poland)
Territorial calls? (male) © DW
brstart_dw_20160612.m4a gibraltariensis
(Poland)
Territorial calls? © DW
brstart_dw_20160805.m4a gibraltariensis
(Poland)
Territorial calls? © DW
brstart_dw_20160915.m4a gibraltariensis
(Poland)
Various © DW

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