A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Redstart

April 15, 2014

Another addition on Sunday's trip to the Kastro which I almost forgot about is this Redstart. Unlike the Black redstart which is a resident here, the Redstart is a migratory bird spending our winter on the edge of the Sahara and travelling North in the Spring to Central and Northern Europe. It looks a little out of place here as it prefers shrubs and lightly wooded areas from which to perch so it can flit to the ground for insects. Looking closely at its plumage I suspect that this is a first year non-breeding male.

 

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