White-capped Water-Redstart

Male with larger white pattern on top of the head and brown red spots under the wings

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The White-capped Water-Redstart is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The White-capped Water-redstart (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus) is a species of bird of the Muscicapidae family, in the monotypic genus Chaimarrornis. The generic name of this species is derived from the Greek kheimarrhos meaning torrent and ornis meaning bird. Male with larger white pattern on top of the head and brown red spots under the wings It is found in Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. More

spotted this White-capped Water-redstart in a rugged mountain stream of Bhutan. These birds were quite bold, and allowed me to take snaps from close range. regards Shantanu. The INTERNET now has a personality. YOURS! See your Yahoo! Homepage. http://in.yahoo.com/ waterredstart.jpg 133K Download Forward You must Sign in before you can post messages. More

White-capped Water-redstart (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus) = French: Torrentaire à calotte blanche German: Weißkopf-Rotschwanz Spanish: Colirrojo Acuático Other common names: White-capped Redstart, River Chat Taxonomy: Phoenicura leucocephala Vigors, 1831, Simla-Almora district, Himalaya. Has been placed in genus Phoenicurus, but differs in plumage pattern and behaviour. Monotypic. Distribution: E Uzbekistan, Tadjikistan and Afghanistan (recently recorded Kyrgyzstan) E through Himalayas to C & NE China, N Myanmar and N Indochina. More

White-capped Water-Redstart (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus) is a local resident in Himalayas and north-east India. More

Alternate common name(s): White-capped Water-redstart, River Chat Old scientific name(s): Phoenicurus leucocephalus, Thamnolaea leucocephala Photographs Huzu Bei Shan National Park, Qinghai Province, China - Jun 24, 2004 More

left: White-capped Water-redstart, Chaimarrornis leucocephalus (m.) right: Plumbeous Water-redstart, Rhyacornis fuliginosus (f.) Credit & Copyright: Dr. Bruce G. Marcot Explanation: One law of ecology states that each species defines its own unique niche. But here, along the banks of the Kosi River in Corbett National Park in northern India, coexist, side by side, two species of water-redstarts with nearly identical behaviors and habitat selection habits. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Muscicapidae
Genus : Chaimarrornis
Species : leucocephalus
Authority : (Vigors, 1831)