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The Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) is a small perching bird in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae which is the genus Phoenicurus. It is a locally common resident in central and southern Europe as well as northern Africa. It also occurs in western and central Asia. In the warmer parts of its range it is sedentary. The northern populations migrate in the autumn to spend the winter in southern and western Europe, northern Africa and the Indian sub continent. In Ireland, it is a very uncommon spring and autumn passage migrant, in addition very small numbers overwinter at traditional coastal locations.
Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds
Saturday 13 December 2014
BLACK REDSTART (Phoenicurus ochruros) immature at Killickaforavane, Cape Clear Island, Baltimore, Co. Cork, Ireland
Labels: Baltimore, Birds of Cape Clear Island, Birds of Cork, Birds of Europe, Birds of Ireland, Black Redstart, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork, Ireland, Irish Birds, October, Phoenicurus ochruros, Redstarts