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Bluethroat Luscinia svecica


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credit: Marek Szczepanek/CCSA

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Family: Turdidae, Thrushes view all from this family

Description Adults are gray-brown above, with pale supercilium and red sides to dark-tipped tail. Breeding male has blue throat with red central spot; underparts are white. Female and nonbreeding male are similar, but blue on throat is reduced or absent. Juvenile recalls female, but is warmer brown above; has dark-bordered white throat.

Dimensions Length: 4 3/4" (12 cm)

Range Alaska

Discussion Mainly Eurasian species that breeds (May-Aug) in western Alaska.