|Crevices or holes in buildings.
Passing insects in flight, and tiny crustaceans.
They are not closely related to the Common Redstart
but can,nonetheless, produce apparently fertile and
The adult male is dark grey to black on the upperparts
with a black breast; the lower rump and tail are orange-red,
with the two central tail feathers dark red-brown.
The belly and undertail are blackish-grey. The wings are
blackish-grey with pale fringes on the secondaries
forming a whitish panel. The female is grey overall
except for the orange-red lower rump and tail.
13 - 14.5 cms.