|A small robin-like bird, the male is unmistakable
in spring with his bright blue throat, bordered below with bands of black,
white and chestnut. Its central throat spot can be white or chestnut, depending
on which subspecies you are looking at -'white-spotted' or the more numerous
'red-spotted'. They can be quite secretive, flicking into the cover of
a bush with a flash of their chestnut tail patches.
A rare visitor to Ireland, this is the 34th record
of this species of bird. ---- Rónán McLaughlin