Luscinia svecica   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

Image copyrights: Pbase

Size: 15 cm

A sprightly, robin-like olive-brown bird with whitish eyebrow and moustachial streaks. Adult male has brilliant blue throat with a white or chestnut patch in the middle; female and young male merely a gorget of brown spots across the whitish breast. In both sexes the black-tipped orange-chestnut tail is conspicuous in flight, and when spread.

Voice: In winter only a harsh subdued chur-r or chuck, chuck or other perch or in his pipit-like display flight.

Nesting: Season- In Ladakh, June/july.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Bluethroat (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• Goa, Baga creek INDIA (Record: 16/02/1985)
• Goa, Agarwaddo marshes INDIA
• Goa, Anjuna INDIA
• Goa, Candolim INDIA
• Goa, Sinquerim creek INDIA
• Goa, Chorao INDIA
• Goa, Divar INDIA
• Goa, Carambolim INDIA
• Goa, Santa Cruz INDIA
• Goa, Neura INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at -
  • Lainer, H (2004) Birds of Goa : A reference book The Goa Foundation, Goa 244 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • PBase Available at -
  • Ali, S (1977) The book of Indian birds Bombay Natural History Society 175 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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