Siberian Rubythroat

Luscinia calliope

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Code 4

SIRU

Code 6

LUSCAL

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Siberian Rubythroat has a large range, estimated globally at 1,000,000 to 10,000,000 square kilometers. Native to Asia and vagrant to Europe and North America, this bird prefers forest, wetland, or shrubland ecosystems, though it can live in rural and urban areas as well as canals and drainage areas. The global population of this bird has not been precisely determined but does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Siberian Rubythroat is Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

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. Often cocks tail upward. Forages on ground for various insects and berries.


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.

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Siberian Rubythroat SONGS AND CALLS

Siberian Rubythroat OO1

Downslurred "chee-wee" call notes.

Siberian Rubythroat E3

Typical song.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"feeyoueet-feeyoueet", "chack", "chee-wee", "chil chil chil-li chilli"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Siberian Rubythroat was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae.
  • It, and similar small European species, are often called chats.
  • A group of thrushes are collectively known as a "hermitage" and a "mutation" of thrushes.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

RANGE MAP PALAU

About this Palau Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Palau islands.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Artist

Irina Rud-Volga

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