Bluethroat

Other Names: none

Distribution: discontinuously throughout forests of northern Eurasia.

Bluethroat distribution range map

Description:

Size: 13-14 cm in length with a 20-23 cm wingspan.

Plumage:  Generally brown above and white below. Males have a striking blue throat and breast with a rusty red "star" in the middle, black, white, and red bands across breast, and a white neck stripe and eyebrow. Females and juveniles have a light buff throat bordered with dark brown feathers. All plumages have a rusty red patch at the base of a brown tail. The beak and legs are brown and the eyes are black.

Species image
Bluethroat

Bluethroat

Bill Shape
all-purpose
thick billed
Eats
currants
nut-meal
raisins
Regions
alaska
aleutians
california
yukon
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
crown
head
plain
streaks
wingbands
Sounds
staccato
high
Location
ground dwelling
high perching
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
Forests
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
brown
gray
white
rust
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
flycatchers (old world) - muscicapidae
thrushes - turdidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species