Other Names: none
Distribution: discontinuously throughout forests of northern Eurasia.
Size: 13-14 cm in length with a 20-23 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Generally brown above and white below. Males have a striking blue throat and breast with a rusty red "star" in the middle, black, white, and red bands across breast, and a white neck stripe and eyebrow. Females and juveniles have a light buff throat bordered with dark brown feathers. All plumages have a rusty red patch at the base of a brown tail. The beak and legs are brown and the eyes are black.