Status: Summer visitor to Europe. Once bred commonly in Britain in suitable habitat, now only an occasional pair breed. Can still be found as a scarce passage mirgant, mainly along the east coast.
Habitat: On passage in coastal srcubby areas.
Description: Male has distinctive combination of grey crown and rump, black mask and pale pinkish breast, with extensive white base of tail. Female duller, browner and more scaly.
Size: 17 cm (6¾")