- Easily identified as it flies away due to its
striking white rump
- About 15cm long
- The male has black cheeks, a white eye
stripe and a grey crown
- Both sexes have cream underparts
The male has a whistly, crackly song - click on the recording below to listen:
Treeless, open countryside – moors, heaths, dunes or grasslands. Nests are often built under rocks or in rabbit burrows.
When to look for
A summer visitor – late March onwards.