The song and call of this individual bird can be heard through the player below.
It is a slim bird with a long tail. The upperparts are brown, the throat is sullied white and the bill is grey. The summer male has a grey nape, red head patch and red breast. Females and young birds lack the red and have
white underparts with the breast streaked buff.
Song is a soft and varied musical warble interpersed
with twitters and trills.
Call is a rapid, trilling 'chi-chi-chi-chit', usually uttered in flight with other twittering notes; also gives a very soft or subdued 'too-tee' or 'too-hwee'.