Siberian Rubythroat

Luscinia calliope

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Code 4

SIRU

Code 6

LUSCAL

ITIS

Egg Color:

Pale blue sometimes speckled with brown



Number of Eggs:

4 - 6



Incubation Days:

14



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

On ground., Shrubs and trees.



Nest Material:

Stems, grasses, fibers, hair.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Siberian Rubythroat: Medium-sized thrush with olive-brown upperparts, bright red throat, gray breast and sides, and white belly. Head has white stripes above and below eyes. Wings and tail are olive-brown. Female is duller and has white throat.

Range and Habitat

Siberian Rubythroat: This species breeds throughout Asia and Eastern Europe. It spends its winters in southern Asia. It rarely occurs in North America, but is an annual migrant through the western Aleutian archipelago and St. Lawrence Island. This bird frequents open grasslands with scattered thickets.

Breeding and Nesting

Siberian Rubythroat: Four to six pale blue eggs, sometimes speckled with brown, are laid in a nest made of stems, grass, fibers, hair, and plant down, and built on the ground near a shrub or tree. Eggs are incubated for 14 days by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Siberian Rubythroat: Feeds on insects, worms and various berries; forages on the ground or in bushes.

Readily Eats

Raisins, Currants, Nut Meal

Vocalization

Siberian Rubythroat: Calls are harsh and nasal "che" or "chakh." Also has warbled song of squeaks and harsh metallic notes and a downslurred whistling song "chee-wee."

Similar Species

Siberian Rubythroat: Bluethroat has streaked black necklace and shows dark brown terminal tail band and rufous patches at base of tail in flight.

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UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
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The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
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