The black redstart is a small robin-sized bird that has adapted to live at the heart of industrial and urban centres. Its name comes from the plumage of the male, which is grey-black in colour with a red tail.
With fewer than 100 breeding pairs in the UK, the black redstart is on the Red List of Birds of Conservation Concern. Is is also listed as a Schedule 1 species on The Wildlife and Countryside Act.
What they eat:
Insects, spiders, worms, berries and seeds.
- UK breeding:
- 19-44 pairs
- UK wintering:
- 400 birds
This bird species has different identifying features depending on sex/age/season.