Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaBirds › Whinchat

Saxicola rubetra, Whinchat, Buskskvett. 13cm.

A common summer visitor seen frequently in the higher arboreal zones up to the willow scrub and the open moorland above it.

The nest, constructed by the female, is on the ground hidden amongst the grass or under a bush, and made of grass and lined with moss.

Their food is insects and their larvae and sometimes worms.

Often seen perching upright on a small bush.