Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

White‑capped Water-redstart Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Phoenicurus frontalis
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Rivers
Description : The White-capped Redstart is a small passerine with prominent white cap and a beautiful rufous fan for its tail (length 13 cm, weight 33.5 g, wing 9.4 cm, bill 1.8 cm, tarsus 3.3 cm, tail 7.5 cm approximately). It looks almost entirely black and rufous. It has a blue-black head with a white cap. Its breast, back and wings are entirely black. Its lower breast, belly and rump are rufous, and the fan-like rufous tail has a broad black terminal band. Its bill is black, irises are dark brown, and legs and feet are blackish-brown. It feeds on insects and berries. It breeds in the Himalayas in March-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:Peter Boesman(www.xeno-canto.org/Peter Boesman), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.