Samiksha Jaiswal

Himalayan bluetail

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Aves
Family  Muscicapidae
Scientific name  Tarsiger rufilatus
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Tarsiger
Rank  Subspecies
Himalayan bluetail Himalayan Bluetail Himalayan Redflanked Bushrobin Tars Flickr
Similar  Tarsiger, Golden bush robin, Ultramarine flycatcher, White‑bellied redstart, Rufous‑bellied niltava

Birding the sub continent the himalayas himalayan bluetail taking a bath

The Himalayan bluetail or Himalayan red-flanked bush-robin also called the Orange-flanked bush-robin (Tarsiger rufilatus) is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher of Muscicapidae. While currently under review, this taxon is not current recognized as a species by BirdLife international.


It is a short-distance altitudinal migrant species, breeding in the Himalaya in bush layer (dwarf rhododendron in wetter areas, deciduous bushes in drier) of conifer and mixed conifer-oak forest, main species fir (Abies) but sometimes in areas with Picea smithiana or Pinus wallichiana/Cupressus torulosa forest; at 3000–4400 m, not penetrating beyond tree-line and in winters found at 1,500–2,500 m typically in broadleaf evergreen forest, dense dark undergrowth and thickets, clearings, treefall gaps with vine tangles, open woodland; commonly seen along tracks; favours ridges and mountain tops. It is insectivorous. It is closely related to the red-flanked bluetail and was generally treated as a subspecies of it in the past, but as well as differing in its migratory behaviour (the red-flanked bluetail is a long-distance migrant), it also differs in the more intense blue colour of the adult males and the greyer colour of the females and juveniles.

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Himalayan bluetail

Himalayan bluetail Himalayan bluetail Wikipedia

Himalayan bluetail Himalayan Bluetail or Himalayan Redflanked Bushrobin Tarsiger


Himalayan bluetail Wikipedia

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