Daurian Redstart

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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.

Similar looking species: Black Redstart

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


Local Status: Rare vagrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

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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.