Thrushes (Turdidae)

Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) - HBW 10, p. 771

French: Rougequeue à front blanc German: Gartenrotschwanz Spanish: Colirrojo Real
Other common names: White-fronted Redstart

Taxonomy: Motacilla Phoenicurus Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Has hybridized several times with P. ochruros. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • phoenicurus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Europe (except SE) and NW Africa E to C Siberia and N Mongolia; non-breeding Africa.
  • samamisicus (Hablizl, 1783) - S Balkans and Greece E to Turkmenistan, S Uzbekistan and Iran; non-breeding NE Africa and Arabian Peninsula.