Braunkehlchen (Saxicola rubetra)
Order: Sparrow birds (Passeriformes)
subordination: Singing birds (Passeri)
family: Fliegenschnäpper (Muscicapidae)
Unterfamilie: Schmätzer (Saxicolinae)
kind: Wiesenschmätzer (Saxicola)
kind: Braunkehlchen
scientific name
Saxicola rubetra
(Linnaeus, 1758)

the Braunkehlchen (Saxicola rubetra) is a singing bird from the kind of the Wiesenschmätzer (Saxicola) and the family of the Fliegenschnäpper (Muscicapidae). The Braunkehlchen is a strongly endangered bird.

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the Braunkehlchen is about 13 to 14 centimeters largely and weighs about 15 to 20 gram. The top side is brown, black examined and the belly is whitish colored. Throat and chest are orange-yellow colored. A Braunkehlchen can become old until eight years. The male has a white over-August-touches and a white chin-touches. The range between the two strips is black. Its call sounds as „jü teck “and serves for it females to attract and its district mark. For singing and with the booty hunt the Braunkehlchen sits gladly on high posts and stems.


from April to Septembers is the Langstreckenzieher common in nearly completely Europe. It has its winter accomodation south the seeing era in Africa. The Braunkehlchen is often on damp meadows, pastures, to discover in the moorland and in the wasteland.


the Braunkehlchen nourishes itself mainly from insects, worms, snails, spiders and berries.


the sex-ripe occurs after one year. The breeding time is May until August. The nest is hidden in the high grass in a soil hollow. The female puts four to sieved bluish green eggs. The eggs are bred 12 to 15 days long by the female. The young birds leave the nest after 12 to 13 days, flügge become it 3 to 4 days later.


the Braunkehlchen was bird of the yearly 1987. The existence becomes estimated on 20.000 to 70,000 copies.

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