Redwing
Turdus iliacus

– medium-sized passerine, slightly larger than a starling
– nocturnal migrant, migration may continue during the day
– migrates singly or in rather loose flocks
– regularly mixed with Fieldfare or Common Blackbird
– very vocal

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Redwing Turdus i. iliacus
BIF0118, 24/10/2012, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze
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Redwing Turdus i. iliacus
BIF0119, 24/10/2012, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze
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Redwing Turdus i. iliacus
BIF0299, 14/10/2011, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze
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Redwing Turdus i. iliacus
BIF0300, 14/10/2011, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze
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Redwing Turdus i. iliacus
BIF0407, 24/03/2015, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias PutzeBIF301_MPU_I1Q9403_121024_redw_1cy_d_north-sea
Redwing Turdus i. iliacus, 1CY
BIF0301, 24/10/2012, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze

Redwing Turdus i. iliacus, 1CY
BIF1678, 30/10/2014, North Sea, offshore, Roland Neumann
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Redwing Turdus i. iliacus
BIF0408, 22/10/2012, Jadebusen, Germany, Mathias Putze


Redwing Turdus iliacus coburni, AD, calls in flight
BIF1716, 29/06/2015, Myvatn, Iceland, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector


Redwing Turdus iliacus coburni, AD, calls in flight
BIF1717, 30/06/2015, Stakholstjörn, Iceland, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector
note strong and slow modulation in call 2-5


Redwing Turdus iliacus coburni, AD, calls in flight
BIF1718, 01/07/2015, Kaldbakur, Iceland, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector


Redwing Turdus i. iliacus, calls during migration
Great Tit Parus m. major, calls during migration
Firecrest Regulus i. ignicapilla, calls during migration
BIF1719, 20/03/2017, Terpitz, Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector
note slow modulation resembles Common Blackbird, but usually more descending in frequency


Redwing Turdus i. iliacus, calls during migration, social call
BIF1720, 20/03/2017, Terpitz, Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector
note variability in length and modulation


Redwing Turdus i. iliacus, calls during migration
Common Blackbird Turdus m. merula, calls during migration
BIF1145, 02/11/2010, Altenfeld, Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector
note variability in length and modulation, Common Blackbird usually less descending in frequency, slower modulated and clearly audible and visible two-voice

comparison species:
Common Blackbird (a) (v)
Fieldfare (v)
Song Thrush (v)
Mistle Thrush (v)

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