Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Redstart - this is the female being a beige brown colour all over apart from the rusty red undertail coverts. The male is much more striking with a beautifu l black face and throat and deeper rustic breast and tail. I have yet to photograph the male. They are far too quick for me! I came across this female in Vilamoura in Portugal.

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