Redstart - Phoenicurus phoenicurus

    Alt Name
    Common Redstart

    Characteristic upright posture and rusty-red tail which is flicked at regular intervals. Adult male has black throat, grey mantle and bright white forehead. The female is grey-brown above with warm buff underparts, a pale throat and white eye-ring

    Identification difficulty

    Breeds in open broad-leaved and pine woodland, heathland, orchards, parks, large gardens and hill districts with stone walls and old quarries.

    When to see it

    From spring to autumn

    UK Status

    Declining and, as a result, is on the 'Amber List' of Birds of Conservation Concern

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon passage migrant and now in decline as an uncommon breeder

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map