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Plumbeous water redstart

hyacornis fuliginosa

Description:

The plumbeous water redstart belongs to the order Passeriformes and the family Muscicapidae. The species consists of two recognized subspecies – Rhyacornis fuliginosa fuliginosa and Rhyacornis fuliginosa affinis. The plumbeous water redstart is typically 14 centimetres (5.5 in) long in total,[3] with an average weight of 22 grams (0.78 oz) for males and 18.8 grams (0.66 oz) for females. The male birds are slate blue in colour with a tail that is rusty red. On the other hand, female birds are pale grey and feature a white rump

Habitat:

They are typically found at relatively high elevations, with the ones living in the Himalayas seen between 2,000 metres (6,600 ft)[12] and 4,100 metres (13,500 ft).[7] However, they tend to descend to lower altitudes during the winter

Notes:

Female

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PramodCL
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PramodCL

Uttarakhand, India

Spotted on Dec 7, 2014
Submitted on Dec 7, 2014

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