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Photo by Seyed Babak Mus
Location: Near to Sarakhs town in NE of Iran

Alternative name: Rufous-backed Redstart

Phoenicurus erythronotus


15-16 cm. Black bill and legs, black mask and grey crown and nape. Rufous back, rump and tail is with darker central feathers. Dark wings with white patches on the scapulars and primary-coverts. Rufous underparts white on the belly and undertail-coverts. Non-breeding and first-winter males males are similar but much duller and browner. Females are mostly grey-brown, with a rufous tail with a dark centre, a pale eye-ring, two buff wingbars and buff edges to the tertials.


Asia and Siberia.



Forest and woodland.


The diet inlcudes insects, but fruit and seeds are important in winter.

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