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Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) This is a very rare bird indeed in the UK, with only between 50 &amp; 100 breeding pairs, joined by no more than 500 migrant individuals, so you can imagine my delight and surprise when i saw  the flash of that tell-tale red tail.<br />
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Luckily, I managed a little video before it flew off, but I&#039;ll be looking for it again this week, in case its passing through.<br />
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Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

This is a very rare bird indeed in the UK, with only between 50 & 100 breeding pairs, joined by no more than 500 migrant individuals, so you can imagine my delight and surprise when i saw the flash of that tell-tale red tail.

Luckily, I managed a little video before it flew off, but I'll be looking for it again this week, in case its passing through.

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The Black Redstart "Phoenicurus ochruros" is a small passerine bird in the redstart genus "Phoenicurus". Like its relatives, it was formerly classed as a member of the Thrush family, but is now known to be an Old World flycatcher.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Philip Booker
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By Philip Booker

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Uploaded Dec 15, 2020. Captured Dec 15, 2020 14:52 in Roedean Cafe, Marine Dr, Brighton BN2 5RL, UK.
  • DSC-RX10M4
  • f/4.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO250
  • 218.32mm