French: Rougequeue de Hodgson German: Tibetrotschwanz Spanish: Colirrojo de Hodgson
E & SE Tibetan Plateau E to C China (E Qinghai, W & S Gansu and S Shaanxi, S to W Sichuan and NW Yunnan); has bred in Bhutan#R; non-breeding W Nepal E to EC & S China and N Myanmar.
15 cm; 14–19 g. Very like P. phoenicurus, but slightly larger. Male differs in having narrower white frontal band, more extensive and slightly bluish (less... read more
Song a series of short, sprightly, variable phrases each consisting of tinny, tinkly, well-... read more
Breeds in varied montane landscapes such as part-wooded hills, poplar-studded and pine-studded... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, berries. Forages in short flights from perch; also sallies for flying insects.
May–Jul. Nest reportedly made of grass stems and twigs, lined with feathers, placed in hole amid pine roots, in rotten stump, in... read more
Migratory. Arrives on breeding grounds end Mar in Tibet, mid-Apr in China. Winter visitor to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in much of breeding range. In winter, locally common in India, fairly common in China and and scarce in N Myanmar.
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