- Calliope calliope
14–16 cm (5½-6 in)
- Olive-brown upperparts
- Red throat edged with a narrow black and then a broad white border
- Grey breast and sides
- White belly
- Black tail with red sides
- White supercilium
- White cheek patch
Females lack the brightly coloured throat and borders
Formerly placed in genus Luscinia.
Mixed coniferous forest and forest edges with undergrowth; also marshes, reeds, coastal scrub, paddyfields and suburbs.
They nest near the ground.
They forage on the ground; the diet consists mostly of insects such as flies, ants and beetles and their larva. They will also take berries and other plant matter.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2015)
- What Bird
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Siberian Rubythroat. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Siberian_Rubythroat