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Redstart, Moussier's
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Phoenicurus moussieri
Africa, Asia, British Isles, Cyprus, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Europe, France, Global, Greece, Italy, Middle East, North Africa, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Wales, Western Europe and Scandinavia Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common (del Hoyo et al. 2005). ...
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It is the smallest redstart, only 12 cm long and 14–15 g weight. The male has a black head with a broad white stripe running above each eye and down the side of the neck. The upperparts are black other than a white wing patch, and the rich chestnut tail, from which it and other redstarts get their names (start is an old word for tail). The underparts are a rich orange-red. The female has a pale brown head and upperparts, and the underparts are a paler orange than the male, although generally redder than the underparts of the similar but larger female Common Redstart.[ 3] ...
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