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Redstart: Birds of Britain

Posted in Animals, Birds, Wildlife on Monday, 31 January 2011

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Redstart, bird, illustration


The courtship display of the handsome redstart is a colourful sight. Black throat outstretched, elegant grey wings drooping low, the male fans out his vivid russet tail in its full glory to attract the female. Redstarts breed most commonly in old woodland, but will nest in almost any suitable hole: in parks, gardens, riversides, or even stone walls in treeless areas.
This edited article originally appeared in Look and Learn issue number 901 published on 28 April 1979. Click on a picture to find out more about licensing images for commercial or personal/educational use. We are also able to license textual material. Please contact us for details.

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