Scientific Name: Phoenicurus auroreus
Malay Name: Murai-Jingga Utara Asia
Chinese Name: 北红尾鸲
Range: Found from southern Palearctic, North East India, northern China to Korea with some populations wintering south to southern China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Indochina.
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: leucopterus, auroreus.
Local Subspecies: leucopterus
Size: 15 cm
Identification: Male has greyish crown to upper mantle, black lower mantle and throat, broad white wing-patch and orange-rufous underparts, rump, uppertail-coverts and tail with blackish central feathers. Female and juvenile has uniform brownish overall plumage, smaller white wing-patch and similar rump and tail pattern as the male.
Similar looking species: Black Redstart
Habitat: Open forest, forest edge, parks and gardens.
Local Status: Vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Featured reports: Nov 2022
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
BirdLife International. (2016). Phoenicurus auroreus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22710066A94232476.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Daurian Redstart. Retrieved on December 5, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/daurian-redstart.