Rouoge-coue? – Redstart?

September 9th, 2011

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Rouoge-coue? – Redstart?

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Redstart GrönvoldLes rouoges-coues sont d’tchi rare en Jèrri – si rare qu’nou n’en est pon seux du nom dé ch’t ouaîsé. Ch’est-i’ eune rouoge-coue (ou un rouoge-tchu) ou y’a-t-i’ un aut’ nom?

Redstarts (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) are rarely seen in Jersey, so the name of this bird isn’t settled. We had a discussion yesterday in which the subject came up. Anyone familiar with a vernacular name for this visitor?