View Parent Location

Årnestangen Oslo

Latest Rarities in Oslo

* Bird News Pro and Bird News Ultimate subscribers receive full sighting details.

View all sighting reports for Årnestangen

Latest Photo

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin
Edna Mosand
11 June 2020
I discovered the bird in the shade by the path in the wood just before 08:30 AM. It sat on a branch about 11 meters from me and revealed a conspicuous rufous tail and rump. I jumped in surprise when the bird suddenly pumped it´s tail up and down. The tip of the tail was hidden behind a tree-trunk and so prevented me from studying the tail´s outer parts. As I realized that I had found a rare bird, my mind raced trying to identify it. Trembling with excitement I photographed the bird. It appeared shy, but tolerated my silent presence. It was not vocal. Suddenly it took off and landed in a tree closer to me, as if to check me out, the tip of the tail still hidden, now behind leaves. One minute later it flew further into the wood and disappeared. On my way back to the car I met birder Simon Rix and I discussed my find with him. After some consideration we secured the ID. I had found the incredibly rare rufous-tailed scrub robin, the first report of this species in Norway in 45 years (1975). I believe the bird belongs to the sub-species syriacus. I reported my find to the Norwegian Ornithological society and many birders found their way to the location and got to see the bird, who stayed for just this one day.
View Gallery

Site Location Details

Site location details and google satellite image for Årnestangen

Please click on the map icon below to load Årnestangen in your preferred map

Local Weather

Birding Sites in the Årnestangen Area

Did you know that you can submit photographs to be included in this sites image gallery?

If you would like to suggest a photo then please email a copy to along with the website address for this page. A member of our team will review your photograph for suitability and will credit the image to you (unless you request otherwise).

Best regards,

The BirdGuides Team.

Most Recent Gallery Photos

View all recent gallery photos

Upload an image to our gallery