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Przevalski's Redstart - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Ala Shan Redstart

Phoenicurus alaschanicus


16 cm

  • Bluish-grey head and upper mantle
  • Reddish lower mantle through to rump
  • Blackish wings


Northern China to north-eastern Tibet


This is a monotypic species[1].


Dense scrub-covered hillsides with loose rocks, riverine plains with some bushes in the upper coniferous montane forest belt.



The diet includes berries in the autumn, but otherwise not much is recorded.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BirdLife International
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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