White Capped River Redstart


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The white-capped redstart or white-capped water redstart (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus) is a species of bird of theMuscicapidae family, in the monotypic genus Chaimarrornis.[2] The generic name of this species is derived from the Greekkheimarrhos meaning torrent and ornis meaning bird.[3]

Male with larger white pattern on top of the head and brown red spots under the wings. It is found in the Indian Subcontinentand Southeast Asia, as well as some adjoining areas. The species ranges across Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, India,Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. source

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