Redwing (Turdus iliacus) - HBW 10, p. 639
French: Grive mauvis
Spanish: Zorzal Alirrojo
Other common names: Red-winged Thrush
Taxonomy: Turdus iliacus Linnaeus, 1766, Europe “in sylvis acerosis” = Sweden.
In past, referred to as T. musicus but this name has been officially suppressed by ICZN. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- coburni Sharpe, 1901 - Iceland and Faeroe Is; non-breeding W Europe.
- iliacus Linnaeus, 1766 - N & E Europe E across Siberia to lower R Kolyma and Altai; non-breeding W & S Europe, N Africa, Black and Caspian Sea basins and adjacent SW Asia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 20 videos
A bird feeding on the ground Locality Lynx Garden, Bellaterra, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp iliacus)
Josep del Hoyo 17 March 2008 5 years ago 38 sec 4.4
A bird resting in a fig tree, becoming alert and flying away Locality Lynx Garden, Bellaterra, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp iliacus)
Josep del Hoyo 17 March 2008 5 years ago 43 sec 4.2
A bird singing Locality Sorkedalen, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (ssp iliacus)
Eric Roualet 16 May 2006 2 years ago 27 sec 4.2
A bird feeding on the ground. Locality Borsbeek, Antwerp Province, Belgium
Jeremiusz Trzaska 31 January 2009 3 years ago 27 sec 4.1
An individual singing before returning to a sleeping posture Locality Reykjavík, Greater Reykjavík Region, Iceland (ssp coburni)
Greg Baker 5 March 2013 38 weeks ago 13 sec 4
Foraging on rowan berries in a park. Locality Glasgow City, Scotland, Great Britain (ssp coburni)
Dariusz Kochan 10 January 2011 2 years ago 14 sec 3.8
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A Redwing foraging in snow.
Locality West Fife, Scotland, Great Britain (ssp iliacus)
Steve Garvie 3 January 2010 3 years ago 4.6
Adult near its nest
Locality Lake Myvatn, Mývatn-Laxá Nature Conservation Area, Norðurland eystra (Northeast) Region, Iceland (ssp coburni)
Marco Valentini 12 June 2012 1 year ago 4.4
A nest with chicks
Locality Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Eastern Russia, Russia (ssp iliacus)
Laurent Demongin 2 July 2010 3 years ago 4.3
Didier Collin 23 July 2007 7 weeks ago 4.2
Redwing in Vatnajokull national park.
Locality Skaftafell, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland (ssp coburni)
consuelo 11 June 2011 2 years ago 4.1
A bird sitting.
Locality Ouessant (Ushant) island, Finistère, Bretagne, France
benoit nabholz 1 October 2008 3 years ago 4
Adults alarming near the nest Locality Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Eastern Russia, Russia
Laurent Demongin 2 July 2010 3 years ago 4.5
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Singing on single trees on a clearcut Taiga area near Lainio Canyon, Lapland Locality Lainio, Kiruna, Norrbotten County, Sweden
Livlandfahrer 8 July 2012 46 weeks ago 4
An adult singing Locality Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Eastern Russia, Russia
Laurent Demongin 9 July 2010 3 years ago 4
Calls of newly arrived migrants in a park Locality Woking, Surrey, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 1 October 2003 4 years ago 2.5
Alarm calls of a bird at roost site Locality Surrey, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 6 January 2006 4 years ago 2.5