Daurian Redstart

Scientific Name: Phoenicurus auroreus
Malay Name: Murai-Jingga Utara Asia
Chinese Name: 北红尾鸲

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.

Polytypic. Subspecies are: leucopterus, auroreus.

Local Subspecies: leucopterus

Size: 15 cm

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.

Habitat: Open forest, forest edge, parks and gardens.


Local Status: Rare vagrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: There were 3 records for Singapore: a female at Satay by the Bay in February 2013 and a male at Cashew Heights in January 2014 and at Singapore Botanic Gardens in November 2019.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

BirdLife International. (2016). Phoenicurus auroreus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.