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Bluethroat

Luscinia svecica ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: MUSCICAPIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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.

Calls

  • Songs, calls
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Song varied, with rich musical notes, hisses, trills, and mimicry of other birds. Call a harsh "tacc, tacc" and a "hweet."

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