White-capped Redstart – Male – Wesetern Himalayas ~2300m Altitude

P1430404 – White-capped Redstart – Size 19 cm
# 199 – 21/01/18 – 21:16

A beautiful looking bird with lovely colors, probably the light n angle I’ve taken doesn’t show much of it’s beauty! maybe in upcoming photos you will be seeing them. Thanks

The white-capped redstart or white-capped water redstart (Phoenicurus leucocephalus) is a passerine bird of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae.

Both genders are black with red underparts and white crown atop their heads. Males have larger white pattern on top of the head and brown red spots under the wings. It is found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, as well as some adjoining areas. The species ranges across Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.

At – Malpa, on our way to Om Parvat, Uttarakhand, Western Himalayas ~2300m Altitude.

We came across some extraordinary high altitude n rare wildlife … Happy birding 🐦

Posted by forest – 10M+ Views in 20 months … on 2018-01-21 15:46:48

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