Red-flanked Bluetail

Red-flanked Bluetail
Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus, male, Shanghai Botanical Garden, December. Non-adult male Red-flanked Bluetail are common on passage and as winter visitors in Shanghai. Adult males such as this one are much less commonly noted in Shanghai. The species is found throughout the city-province, from coastal areas and suburbs to urban parks deep in the center city. (Craig Brelsford)
Red-flanked Bluetail
Red-flanked Bluetail is known also as Orange-flanked Bush Robin. Female, Shanghai, December. (Craig Brelsford)


Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus, Cow’s Ear River (51.548528, 121.880737), Hulunbeier, Inner Mongolia, China, July, by Craig Brelsford (0:03; 913 KB)

THE BUSH ROBINS OF CHINA covers every species in the genus Tarsiger in China. Click any link:

White-browed Bush Robin Tarsiger indicus
Rufous-breasted Bush Robin T. hyperythrus
“Gansu” Bluetail T. (cyanurus? rufilatus?) “albocoeruleus”
Himalayan Bluetail T. rufilatus
Red-flanked Bluetail T. cyanurus
Golden Bush Robin T. chrysaeus

See also this Taiwan endemic:

Collared Bush Robin Tarsiger johnstoniae

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