Bluethroat

Luscinia svecica

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Code 4

BLUE

Code 6

LUSSVE

ITIS

HEAD

Bluethroat Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown in juveniles; Hazel brown or dark brown in adults.
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Brown
  • Forehead Color: Brown with white eyebrow.
  • Nape Color: Gray-brown
  • Throat Color: Blue throat with rufous central spot.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Bluethroat Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 11-14 cm (4.5-5.5 in)
  • Weight: 23 g (0.8 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown, Gray
  • Underparts: White with rufous and black bibs on breast.
  • Upperparts: Brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Bluethroat Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Rather swift deliberate direct flight on rapidly beating wings.
  • Wingspan Range: 23 cm (9 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid with bright rufous patch on base of tail.
  • Upper Tail: Brown with red-brown margins on coverts.
  • Under Tail: Red-brown
  • Leg Color: Brown-black
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