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Saxicola rubetra
Photo by Rob


A small perching bird. Hops or runs on the ground and often perches on top of low bushes. It has a prominent white stripe above the eye. This bird is streaky brown above and warm orangish-buff on the breast.

Range :

Breeds in upland areas of northern and western Britain with a few in Ireland. Winters in central and southern Africa.

Voice :

Makes a short scolding 'tictic' and a 'tu-tic-tic' calls. A brief, rather metallic warbling is the song.


Photographed in the Netherlands.

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