Blue-capped redstart

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The blue-capped redstart (Phoenicurus coeruleocephala) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae.

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Blue-capped redstart
Male from Uttarakhand, India
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Phoenicurus
P. coeruleocephala
Binomial name
Phoenicurus coeruleocephala
Vigors, 1831
  • Phoenicurus caeruleocephala
Blue-capped Redstart (female) at Pangot, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

It is found in most of the Himalayas and the northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent, with its range extending across Tajikistan and Afghanistan into India, from Jammu & Kashmir eastwards across Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal, to Nepal and Bhutan, and further east to Arunachal Pradesh and adjoining regions.

Its natural habitat is temperate forests.