Red-flanked Bluetail

Other Names: Orange-flanked Bush-robin 

Distribution: Northern Asia and northeastern Europe in summer; south and southeast Asia in winter.

Red-flanked Bluetail distribution range map


Size: 13-15 cm in length with a 22-23 cm wingspan. Weighs 10-18 g.

Plumage: Both sexes have a blue tail and rump, and orange-red flanks; they also have a white throat and off-white underside, and a small, thin black bill and slender black legs. Adult males in particular have dark blue upperparts, while females and immature males are plain brown above apart from the blue rump and tail, and have a light brown breast. In some specimens the wings may have a black tip.

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Red-flanked Bluetail