Plumbeous Water Redstart on a Stone

Plumbeous Water Redstart on a Stone

The plumbeous water redstart is a passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae.

Body length 12 to 14 cm. Iris dark brown, bill black, feet light brown. The male bird has a lead blue body, black forehead, eyes and cheeks, dark brown flight feathers, chestnut red tail feathers, upper and lower coverts.

The female is lead-grey, with dark brown flight and tail feathers, white upper and lower coverts, and dark grey abdomen with white spots.

Juveniles resemble females, but with small white spots on the abdomen.

Pakistan, Himalayas to China, northern Indochina, Taiwan. The lead-colored water thrush in Taiwan is an endemic subspecies, commonly found in medium and low-altitude stream waters.

Video Source: 鉛色水鶇(紅尾水鴝)/Plumbeous Redstart from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube  CC BY

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