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
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Daurian Redstart)
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.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Daurian Redstart. Retrieved on June 6, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/daurian-redstart.