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Vietnam - female Siberian Blue Robin or female Orange flanked Robin

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Old Sunday 20th February 2011, 00:28   #1
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Vietnam - female Siberian Blue Robin or female Orange flanked Robin

I cannot decide which (both are listed as being present here, both are this colour and both can have blue tails) and keep wavering between these two species. I am tending more towards the first species, based on images in Robson. This bird alternated between sitting in low branches (1-2m above ground) and feeding on the ground, in a wooded but grassy area. Thanks in advance,

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Old Sunday 20th February 2011, 03:48   #2
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Certainly not a Sibe Blue Robin, looks like a bluetail in every way apart from the flanks, which could be racial?

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Old Sunday 20th February 2011, 05:13   #3
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Hi Wayne, yes Bluetail (Red-flanked Bush Robin). Females in winter have very little orange, and behaviour fits very well with Bluetail. Sib. Blue Robins stay on the ground most of the time.
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Hi Wayne, yes Bluetail (Red-flanked Bush Robin). Females in winter have very little orange, and behaviour fits very well with Bluetail. Sib. Blue Robins stay on the ground most of the time.
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Cool thanks Florian, but do you mean Orange flanked bush robin?
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Old Sunday 20th February 2011, 06:26   #5
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Red-Flanked Bluetail female/ or first winter.
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Kiwiguy, with splitting and name changes its now called Red-flanked not Orange-flanked. The split created a Himalayan Bluetail which makes it into N Thailand in winter, not sure if they make it into Vietnam as well.
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Sorry for the confusion: yes: Orange-flanked Bush Robin is now Red-flanked Bluetail (with the flanks remaining orange though )

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Sorry for the confusion: yes: Orange-flanked Bush Robin is now Red-flanked Bluetail (with the flanks remaining orange though )
Cool thanks guys. I learn slowly, and will also edit my Robson accordingly
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