Scientific Name: Luscinia svecica
Common Name: Bluethroat

Identifying Features: brown body, blue throat, black tail with red side patches, black legs, white underparts

Fun Facts:

  • The colours of the male’s breast were thought to evoke the Swedish flag, the yellow in the flag being more orange hued in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • It is a migratory insectivorous species breeding in wet birch wood or bushy swamp.


This image was clicked by Corine Bliek – via Flickr.

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