French: Gobemouche à queue rousse German: Rotschwanzschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas colirrojo
E Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, NE Afghanistan, and W & C Himalayas (E to E Nepal); non-breeding SW India (S Western Ghats).
14 cm; 11–16 g. Medium-sized, upright forest flycatcher with flat-headed appearance and large dark eye. Head and upperparts are grey-brown, lores to eye and eyering... read more
Song, usually early morning and late afternoon, from high in tree, fairly loud and melodious, a... read more
Breeds in open coniferous and broadleaf forests, also mixed deciduous and coniferous forests; 1500... read more
Food and feeding
Diet largely unknown; includes small invertebrates, in particular dipteran flies, beetles (Coleoptera) and moths (Lepidoptera). Usually... read more
Season May–Jul. Territorial. Nest a cup made almost entirely of moss, with additional lichens, gossamer, bark strips, hair and... read more
Migratory. Departs from breeding area in Aug and Sept, on passage in Himalayan foothills and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in most of NW & N India, scarce in E; locally common in Pakistan and Nepal; rare or scarce in E Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Locally common... read more
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