- Phoenicurus frontalis
15–16 cm (6-6¼ in)
- Blue head, back wings and throat
- Orange underparts, rump and upper tail
- Black-tipped tail in inverted "T"
Breeds in sub-alpine birch scrub, rhododendron, and dwarf juniper., and grassy areas.
During the summer their main diet consists of insects, moving on to berries and seeds in the autumn.
Their nest is a cup constructed from moss lined with hair or feathers. It is laid on a bed of coarse grass.
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- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BF Member observations
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Blue-fronted Redstart. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 9 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Blue-fronted_Redstart
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