Name: Bluethroat

Scientific name: Luscinia svecica

Type: Robin

Color: Blue,Brown,White

Habitat: Fields

Size: 16cm

Conservation status:

Winter Visitor


Size and shape resembles Robin but slimmer, longer legged and generally more skulking. Pale, broad supercilium distinctive, and diagnostic rust-red tail-base obvious in flight or when perched with cocked tail. Striking features in breeding male are blue chin and throat framed below by black and rusty; depending on race the throat spot is red, white or lacki. Non-breeding male, female and 1st winter have pale throat, black malar-stripe joined to dark necklace and often a varying amount of blue or red admixed. Spotted juvenile told from juvenile Robin by darker appearance and red tail pattern. Usually on or close to ground.

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