- Phoenicurus coeruleocephala
15 cm (6 in)
- Greyish-blue crown to nape
- Black face and breast
- Black upperparts
- White band from shoulder to tertials
Blue-capped redstart is found in Himalayan Ranges from Bhutan in East through Nepal and India to Pakistan in west. It is also found in Northeastern Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and northwestern China.
Previous scientific name Phoenicurus caeruleocephalus.
Open dryish juniper-pine forests.
Their diet consists mostly of insects, though berries and seeds are also eaten on occasion. Nestlings appear to be fed moths and caterpillars.
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- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Aug 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Blue-capped Redstart. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 1 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Blue-capped_Redstart
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