Common redstart

Before humans understood bird migration they came up with many different ideas to explain why species of bird regularly and predictably appeared and disappeared. Aristotle wrote that summer redstarts turn into robins for the winter.

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Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Collector Excavator
Metcalf, J C, taxidermist
Common Name
common redstart
Simple Name

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MUSCICAPIDAE: Phoenicurus phoenicurus (Linnaeus): common redstart