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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Bluethroat

 

 

Awaiting image for this species

(could be a long wait!)

 

 

Bluethroat

Luscinia svecica

 

  • Bluethroat
  • Luscinia svecica
  • UK: AMBER LIST. 113 annual records BTO
  • UK: Scarce breeder (UK 1 pair), Passage visitor May -June & July - August
  • WI: Rare visitor (less than 30 records)
  • Breeds: Europe, Asia, Alaska
  • Winters: Africa, Asia
  • Habitat: Spring/Autumn: Coastal scrub or grassy places
  • Diet: Hops along ground foraging under leaves on soil surface for insects, caterpillars. Some fruit: berries. Disturbed bird dives into bush for cover
  • Small & Robin-like. Spring-time male bright blue throat, bordered below with bands of black+white+chestnut. Chestnut or white central throat spot. Chestnut tail patches.
  • Max recorded age 6yrs 8mths
  • Listen to a Bluethroat RSPB site

 

Bluethroat records in the Western Isles

Rare visitor (less than 30 records)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)

 


The chart below shows how abundant the Bluethroat is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

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