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Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Bluethroat

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There are two races of Bluethroats known for their different appearances. These are the Bluethroat (red spotted) and the Bluethroat (white spotted). The Bluethrot (red spotted) is more common in Asia and the northern regions of Europe. This race is also seen in small numbers through the northern regions of Alaska during the breeding season. The Bluethroat (white spotted) is more likely to be found in the western and central regions of Europe, along the south-western coast of France to the southern borders of Portugal and Spain.

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Bluethroat Range Map

The Bluethroat is a member of the flycatcher family. It is usually found in a bushy environment of willows and shrubs, near water. Nest in open tundra, where it can be observed perched at the top of short trees. Perches itself above the growth, where it may be singing or preying upon flying insects.

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References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society

Classic Collection of North American Birds