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A continental breeding species that turns up in Dorset from time to time

Photograph by: 
John Wall

There are no nature notes for ths species


Common Name Bluethroat
Scientific Name Luscinia svecica
Species Group Other Small Land Birds
Status Rare
Interest Level
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The patch of blue on the throat (of course!)

Identification Notes


  • This is a rare species and statistically you are unlikely to see it but if you do ...

  • Try and get a second opinion if you can and/or try to get the best photograph you can

  • Be sure to report the sighting to the Dorset Bird Club saying where you saw it and why you think it was this species

Primary Habitat
Preferred Environment
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Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Other Small Land Birds