Its creamy strip above the eye and orange-red flank patches make it distinctive. Smaller and browner than a mistle thrush with smaller spotting.
They stand very upright and move forward with purposeful hops. It stands boldly upright and bounds across the ground while in flight, it has long wings and its tail has whitish edges. They are skulking and extremely local in their distribution in the UK while in much of souther... Redstarts are immediately identifiable by their bright orange-red tails, which they often quiver. The UK's favourite bird - with its bright red breast it is familar throughout the year and especially at Christmas! Males have striking black heads with white around the side of their neck, orange-red breasts and a mottled brown back.
Breeding males look smart, with slate grey upper parts, black faces and wings, and an orange rump and ... The redwing is most commonly encountered as a winter bird and is the UK's smallest true thrush. Slightly smaller and slimmer than a blackbird - male ring ouzels are particularly distinctive with their black plumage with a pale wing panel and striking white breast band. Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast and are spotted... A familiar and popular garden songbird whose numbers are declining seriously, especially on farmland making it a Red List species.
The black redstart is a small robin-sized bird that has adapted to live at the heart of industrial and urban centres. It hops or runs on the ground and often perches on top of low bushes.
Its name comes from the plumage of the male, which is grey-black in colour with a ... The males live up to their name but, confusingly, females are brown often with spots and streaks on their breasts.
'Chats' are small, quite slender or robin-like birds with fine bills and slender legs, slim and sometimes colourful tails and short, round wings.