Other Names: none
Distribution: Arctic regions of Eurasia and Alaska in summer; Africa, the Middle East, and south Asia in winter.
Size: 15 cm in length.
Plumage: Distinctive brick red throat that gives the species its name, light brown wings with white wing bars, and white underside and flanks heavily streaked with dark brown. Immature birds lack the red throat coloration.
Eyes are black with yellow eye ring in males and white eye ring in females. The crown is light brown with dark brown streaks, and the beak is drab brown.