White-throated Robin

Irania gutturalis (Guérin-Méneville, 1843) WHTRO 11170
Family: Passeriformes > Muscicapidae

White-throated Robin, Yoav Perlman

Resembling a Redstart but living in much more scrubby habitats, the White-throated Robin breeds in south-west Asia and migrates to eastern Africa for the winter. It is an extremely rare visitor to Britain.

With just a couple of British records, the species was added to the British List on the basis of a female that was present for several days on Skokholm, Pembrokeshire in May 1990.

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


75 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
75 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 species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.

White-throated Robin breeding distribution 2008-11
Britain and Ireland Breeding Distribution 2008-2011.
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Occupied 10-km squares in UK


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 White-throated Robin, 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

Welsh: Robin Gyddfwyn
Catalan: rossinyol persa
Czech: iranie belohrdlá
Danish: Hvidhals
Dutch: Perzische Roodborst
Estonian: valgekurk-ööbik
Finnish: kivikkosatakieli
French: Iranie à gorge blanche
German: Weißkehlsänger
Hungarian: fehértorkú fülemüle
Icelandic: Sólskotta
Italian: Pettirosso golabianca
Latvian: baltriklite
Lithuanian: iranija
Norwegian: Hvitstrupenattergal
Polish: iranka
Portuguese: pisco-de-garganta-branca
Slovak: iránka bielohrdlá
Slovenian: belogrlež
Spanish: Petirrojo de Irán
Swedish: vitstrupig näktergal

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