French: Rougegorge familier German: Rotkehlchen Spanish: Petirrojo europeo
Europe = Sweden
Subspecies and Distribution
E. r. melophilus
E. J. O. Hartert, 1901 – British Is; non-breeding also SW Europe.
E. r. rubecula
(Linnaeus, 1758) – continental Europe E to Ural Mts and W Asia Minor, also islands in E Atlantic (Azores, Madeira, W Canary Is) and NW Morocco; non-breeding W & S Europe and NE Africa.
E. r. tataricus
Grote, 1928 – Urals and SW Siberia; non-breeding SW Asia.
E. r. superbus
Koenig, 1889 – C Canary Is (Tenerife, Gran Canaria).
E. r. witherbyi
E. J. O. Hartert, 1910 – N Algeria and N Tunisia.
E. r. valens
Portenko, 1954 – S Crimea.
E. r. caucasicus
Buturlin, 1907 – E Turkey and Caucasus area; non-breeding also Middle East.
E. r. hyrcanus
Blanford, 1874 – SE Azerbaijan and N Iran; non-breeding also Middle East.
14 cm; 14–25 g. Nominate race is olive-brown above, with orange face and breast fringed by band of pale blue-grey on neck side to breast side; buff lower flanks and... read more
Song, all year, a series of highly variable phrases, each consisting of thin high silvery whistling... read more
Forest undergrowth and edge, preferring conifer tracts in some parts of range and deciduous... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, fruits and seeds; also very small vertebrates (including fish and lizards), carrion, left-overs and birdtable foods.... read more
Mainly early Apr to mid-Jun in British Is; end Apr to late Jul in C Europe; from mid-May in N Russia and mid-Apr in S; late Apr to early... read more
Poorly understood. In general, populations E of line from Norway and Sweden S to C Europe are full... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. European population in mid-1990s judged stable and estimated at 32,387,823–42,974,703 pairs, with estimated additional 10,000,000–100,000... read more
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