French: Rougequeue fuligineux German: Wasserrotschwanz Spanish: Colirrojo fuliginoso
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Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. fuliginosus
(Vigors, 1831) – E Afghanistan and Himalayas E to NE & E China (N to NW Gansu and Inner Mongolia), S to NW Thailand, Indochina and Hainan; has bred in S Korea#R and W Tajikistan (where possibly regular#R); non-breeding at lower levels and also C & S Myanmar.
P. f. affinis
(Ogilvie-Grant, 1906) – Taiwan.
12–13 cm; 13–23 g. Male is slaty-blue, with rufous-chestnut tail and vent, black bill, flesh-coloured legs. Female is slaty-grey above, with two white-spotted... read more
Song, from large rock in mid-stream or in short aerial parabola from rock to rock, a shrill creaky... read more
Margins and boulders of clear rocky streams and rivers both inside and outside forest, typically... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, notably caddis flies and their larvae, mayflies and midges; occasionally berries (including Berberis) and seeds. In one... read more
Mar–Jun in Afghanistan, May–Aug in Pakistan, Apr–Aug in Kashmir, Feb–Jun in Nepal and Apr–Jul in China; Mar... read more
Resident, subject to altitudinal movements, in Pakistan and India; some migrate very short... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in N Pakistan and India; fairly common to common in China; scarce to locally common in SE Asia. On main rivers in Nepal, one bird (... read more
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