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Black redstart

Other names

Scientiphic name: Phoenicurus ochruros

Description

The male has a smoky black-gray plumage, while the female resembles a common redstart female, but is darker. Juvenile birds are similar to the adult female. The tail is rusty-red but the central tail feathers are dark gray.

Similar species

Common Redstart

Behaviour

insectivorous and solitary bird. Catches insects in flight or on the ground and also eats small berries.

Calls

the male's song resemblesthe curling of a sheet of paper.

Reproduction

Distribution/habitat

References

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