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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Muscicapidae.


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  • Abundant species recorded during May to June include crested black tit Parus melanolophus, yellow-bellied fantail flycatcher Rhipidura hypoxantha, orange-flanked bush robin Erithacus cyanurus, bluefronted redstart Phoenicurus frontalis, Indian tree pipit Anthus hodgsoni, vinaceous breasted pipit A. roseatus, common rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus, and nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes.

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India

  • The London Biodiversity Partnership seeks to build an area greater than 100,000 m2 of green roofs as habitat for the endangered black redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros).

    Green roofs

  • Other birds include Egyptian vulture, Neophron percnopterus, Bonelli's eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus, booted eagle H. pennatus, marsh harrier Circus aeruginosus, lanner falcon Falco biarmicus, peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus (threatened), collared pratincole Glareola pratincola and Moussier's redstart Phoenicurus moussieri.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • The park is important for a number of species breeding at high altitudes, such as blood pheasant Ithaginis cruentus, robin accentor Prunella rubeculoides, white-throated redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps, grandala Grandala coelicolor and several rosefinches.

    Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

  • Many species belong to genera typical of the high ranges of Asia, such as redstarts (Phoenicurus), accentors (Prunella) and rosefinches (Carpodacus).

    Biological diversity in the mountains of Central Asia

  • Common bird species of the montane region are found here and include rosefinches (Carpodacus spp.), Guldenstadt's redstart (Phoenicurus erythrogaster), Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus), raptors, and vultures.

    Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe

  • Conspicuous species include redstarts (Phoenicurus spp.), finches, buntings (Caprodacus and Emberiza spp.), serins, and tits (Paridae).

    Sulaiman Range alpine meadows

  • Forest areas are characterized with blackcock (Lyrurus tetrix), and other forest birds (Dendrocopos major, Oriolus oriolus, Columba palumbus, Streptopelia turtur, Parus cyanus, Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Anthus trivialis) and others.

    Kazakh upland

  • He called restarts “red tails” and the bird’s scientific name, Phoenicurus phoenicurus, means “red tail red tail,” as if the name must itself quiver.

    A Year on the Wing


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