Siberian Rubythroat

Calliope calliope (Pallas, 1776) SIBRU 11050
Family: Passeriformes > Muscicapidae

Siberian Rubythroat, Yoav Perlman

A relative of the Nightingale, only the male Siberian Rubythroat has the jewel-like red throat that gives this species its name.

With a breeding range that extends from central to eastern Asia, this species winters in south-east Asia and the Philippines, and is an extremely rare visitor to Britain. Most of the handful of British records come from Shetland.

Select a topic for more facts and statistics about the Siberian Rubythroat

  • Breeding
  • Winter
122 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
122 records


122 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
122 records



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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.


This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution.

Occupied 10-km squares in UK

European Distribution Map

European Breeding Bird Atlas 2


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 Siberian Rubythroat, 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.


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

Catalan: rossinyol siberià
Czech: slavík Kaliopin
Danish: Rubinnattergal
Dutch: Roodkeelnachtegaal
Estonian: rubiinööbik
Finnish: rubiinisatakieli
French: Rossignol calliope
German: Rubinkehlchen
Hungarian: rubinbegy
Icelandic: Fagurgali
Italian: Calliope
Latvian: Sibirijas rubinriklite
Lithuanian: sibirine raudongurkle
Norwegian: Rubinstrupe
Polish: slowiczek rubinowy
Portuguese: pisco-de-garganta-vermelha
Slovak: slávik cervenohrdlý
Slovenian: rubinasti slavec
Spanish: Ruiseñor calíope
Swedish: rubinnäktergal

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