Black Redstart Pictures and Detail (Phoenicurus ochruros) A small curious Bird

Redstart, Black,
Black Redstart

Black Redstart Pictures and Detail- 


Today, I will discuss and share third Redstart with you with whom I spent some time and got its pictures. Earlier, I shared pictures of White capped Redstart and Plumbeous Redstart. Like the other redstart birds, Black Redstart is also a curious bird and it may come close to you when you are taking its pictures. 


Black, Redstart
Black Redstart

The scientific name of this bird is Phoenicurus ochruros and it belongs to redstart genus Phoenicurus. The scientific name of Indian subspecies is Phoenicurus ochruros rufiventris. Black Redstart, a small fly catcher bird has wide range and we can find many of their subspecies. Black Redtarts are found in Europe, Asia, China, Britain, Ireland and Africa. It is a resident world; however, the Black redstart living in the northern or colder parts may migrate to hot southern places. 

Black Redstart Front
Black Redstart Front


It is not a very difficult job to find a Black Redstart around you in India; though, with the change in geographical location may see the different sub-species of Black Redstart. These birds can be seen in wild, grassy field, close vegetation, thick forests and urban gardens. 



Black Redstart Back
Black Redstart Back

The size of these birds is 13 to 15 cm and 12 to 20 gm. The color of the upper part of Black Redstart is dark grey to black and color of the breast is black. The bottom part and tale are of orange-red color. 

Black Redstart Side View
Black Redstart side view

Black Redstart eats insects, earthworms, spiders, snails, fruits, berries and seeds. Their breeding season is May to August. It is always a great experience to come across a redstart bird and I liked my encounter with Black Redstart very much. 


Black Redstart, Closeup,

Next time, I will bring more pics and info of Black Redstart and other Redstart birds. 
Black Redstart


Black Redstart, Phoenicurus ochruros, Bird, Punjab,
Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros rufiventris)

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