French: Rougequeue d’Eversmann German: Sprosserrotschwanz Spanish: Colirrojo de Eversmann
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L Baikal area and N & W Mongolia S to E & SE Kazakhstan, W China (N & W Xinjiang), Kyrgyzstan and N Tajikistan; non-breeding at lower levels from Tien Shan S to S Iran, N & W Pakistan, NW India and WC Nepal, scarce in SE Arabian Peninsula (regular in Musandam).
15–16 cm; 15–22 g. Breeding male has wing and tail like P. alaschanicus, but crown to nape pale grey, with black mask, chin to breast and flanks orange-rufous... read more
Song, often from tree or bush, occasionally in flight or from rock, a lively unmusical mix of short... read more
Rocky scrub, fields with stone walls, edges and glades in sparse dry-ground coniferous woodland in... read more
Food and feeding
Largely insects, especially adult and larval beetles and caterpillars, during summer, but few data. Outside breeding season, fruit and... read more
Jun–Jul in C Asia and S Siberia. Nest a cup of grass stems and moss on base of twigs, lined with wool and fur, placed on ground under... read more
Fully or partially migratory, with unpredictable nomadism in winter. In autumn migrates SW, either... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally fairly common in S Russia but locally abundant; judged rare in China. Locally frequent in winter in Pakistan.
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