Moussier's Redstart

Phoenicurus moussieri (Olphe-Galliard, 1852) MOURE 11270
Family: Passeriformes > Muscicapidae

Similar to Common Redstart, but more strongly coloured, this is an extremely rare visitor from North Africa.

The first and only British record was a male reported from Dinas Head, Pembrokeshire in April 1988. There had been previous reports of vagrant individuals from elsewhere in Europe.


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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Moussier's Redstart, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.

Feather measurements and photos on featherbase


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Welsh: Tingoch Moussier
Catalan: cotxa diademada
Czech: rehek severoafrický
Danish: Diademrødstjert
Dutch: Diadeemroodstaart
Estonian: diadeem-lepalind
Finnish: sepelleppälintu
French: Rougequeue de Moussier
German: Diademrotschwanz
Hungarian: gyémántrozsdafarkú
Icelandic: Kjarrskotta
Italian: Codirosso algerino
Latvian: diademas erickinš
Lithuanian: baltabruve raudonuodege
Norwegian: Diademrødstjert
Polish: pleszka algierska
Portuguese: rabirruivo-mourisco
Slovak: žltochvost bielocelý
Slovenian: maroški pogorelcek
Spanish: Colirrojo diademado
Swedish: diademrödstjärt

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