Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Daurian Redstart Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Phoenicurus ochruros
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bushes
Description : The Daurian Redstart is a small passerine whose male is visibly different from the female (length 15 cm, wing 7.3 cm, tarsus 2.3 cm, tail 6 cm approximately). The male looks slaty-grey from above and rufous-orange from below. Its forehead and nape are slaty-grey and the lores, earcoverts, chin and throat are black. Its belly, rump and tail are rufous. The female looks olivebrown from above and more or less fulvous-brown from below. Its eye-ring is buff, throat is pale, breast is fulvous-brown, flanks are ochraceous and the belly is cream coloured. It feeds on insects and berries. It breeds in May-August.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Jack Berteau(www.xeno-canto.org/Jack Berteau), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.