|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 viable hybrids.
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.