female; grey-brown; eye-ring; rufous under tail (Luxemborg; 2007-10-16)

Black Redstart
Phoenicurus ochruros

Native Range: Eurasia and Oriental Region

Notes: a common and familiar bird of rocky hills, mountain slopes, towns, and villages across much of its broad geographic range; sexually dimorphic, with the male being mostly black except for a white wing patch and the female being more sooty grey-brown overall.

female; rufous color extends onto tail (Luxemborg; 2007-10-16)

dorsal view of female; note red on the tail (Luxemborg; 2007-10-16)

female; some faint white on the wing (Luxemborg; 2007-10-16)

female; mostly grey but with rufous on tail and rump (Poland; 2012-06-04)

male; darker black; white wing patch; rufous on tail (Spain; 2006-06-04)

frontal view of male (Poland; 2012-06-04)

side view of male (Poland; 2012-06-04)

ventral view of male (Poland; 2012-06-04)

male; white wing patch; rufous on tail and vent area (Poland; 2012-06-04)