bluethroat

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bluethroat (ˈbluːˌθrəʊt)
 
n
a small brownish European songbird, Cyanosylvia svecica, related to the thrushes, the male of which has a blue throat: family Muscicapidae

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bluethroat

(Erithacus svecicus or Luscinia svecica), Eurasian chat-thrush of the thrush family, Turdidae (order Passeriformes). The bluethroat is aobut 14 centimetres (5 12 inches) long and has a bright blue throat, incorporating a crescentic spot of red or white, depending on the subspecies. Found from western Europe eastward to western Alaska, the bluethroat is essentially a bird of damp thickets in mountains, but in western Europe it occurs in lowlands also. It has a rich, varied, warbling song.

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