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Black Redstart - Phoenicurus ochruros

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Species Description

Population: Breeding = 19 - 44 pairs, Wintering = 400 individuals. Measurements: Length = 14.5 cm, Wingspan = 23 - 26 cm, Weight = 14 - 20g. Lifespan: 10.2 years. There are fewer than 100 breeding pairs in the UK, the black redstart is on the Red List of Birds of Conservation Concern. Is is also listed as a Schedule 1 species on The Wildlife and Countryside Act. Breeding birds and spring passage migrants arrive between March and May. Autumn passage lasts from September to November, peaking in October. Wintering birds are present between late autumn and early spring.