A rare case of a first-winter male hybrid Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus × Black Redstart P. ochruros ringed at Ottenby, Sweden
Keywords:hybridization, plumage, wing formula, moult, contact call
A first-winter male hybrid Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus × Black Redstart P. ochrurus was trapped, ringed, photographed and sound recorded at Ottenby Bird Observatory, SE Sweden. Hybrid redstarts are rare but regularly encountered in Europe, but most observations concern birds in worn breeding plumage during spring and summer. This bird appears to be the first record for Sweden of an autumn bird in fresh post-juvenile plumage.
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