Daurian Redstart – addendum

on 14th December 2021

An earlier post on the Daurian Redstart (Phoenicurus auroreus auroreus) was illustrated only with male images of the bird. This post is illustrated with an adult male, an adult first winter male as well as an adult female. Note the gape, less bright colours, the browner mottled wing appearance and streaks in black of throat in the winter male.

A first winter male.

Below shows an adult male feeding on a caterpillar. Most prey was spotted from a vantage point and collected/processed on the ground.


An adult male with a caterpillar.

The third image below is an adult female seen on 16th January 2019 at Guguan, Taichung County, Taiwan. Note the light brown eye ring.

An adult female.


Dato’ Dr. Amar-Singh HSS

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


Location: Jinshan Youth Activity Center, Jinshan District, New Taipei City County, Taiwan

Habitat: Park in a youth activity centre

Date: 18th January 2019

Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone



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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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