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Breeds on damper areas of moors and heaths, particularly with low bushes, gorse etc. On passage may be seen on railway embankments and cultivated fields.
Hops or runs on the ground and often perches on top of low bushes. Flitting flight. Flycatches from perch.
The diet includes insects and their larvae, also seeds and berries.
The female builds a nest from dead grass and moss, lined with fine grasses and hair, usually on the ground among tall grass on moors and heaths. The 4-7 smooth, glossy, light greenish-blue with reddish-brown speckling eggs are incubated by the female for 13-14 days. Both adults feed the young, which fledge after a further 14 days.
Calls: Short scolding 'tictic' and a 'tu-tic-tic' calls.
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