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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 11.6 August 2000

The Black Redstart in urban Britain - a conservation conundrum?

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The Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros is an attractive robin-sized bird of the thrust family. The male is a stunning mixture of black and slate-grey, streaked with white on the wing. Both sexes sport vivid red-brown tail deathers, which give the bird its name. Although it is common in central and south-eastern Europe, Britain lies at the north-western edge of its distribution as a result of an expansion that began during the early 19th century.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist