Phil Pearce

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Black Redstart

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Black Redstart

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“Phoenicurus Ochruros”

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This member of the chat family is in decline with 

under 100 breeding pairs in the uk.

 It is on the red list of Birds of Conservation Concern and is listed as a Schedule 1 species on the wildlife and conservation act and this means it has special protection at all times.

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They eat insects, spiders, worms, berries and seeds.

They measure 14.5cm in length.

 They have a wingspan of 23 to 26cm.

They weigh in at 14 to 20g.

 The male is dark grey to black on the upper parts and a black breast and the lower rump and tail are orange/red.

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