Daurian Redstart – addendum

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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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