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BluethroatLuscinia svecica
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Muscicapidae

Basic Description

A small, brightly colored bird of the far north, the Bluethroat is found in North America only on the tundra of Alaska and the Yukon Territory. It is common, however, across Europe and Asia where it is not restricted to tundra habitat.

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Other Names

  • Ruiseñor Pechiazul (Spanish)
  • Gorgebleue à miroir (French)
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