Thrushes (Turdidae)

Plumbeous Water-redstart (Rhyacornis fuliginosa) - HBW 10, p. 775

French: Nymphée fuligineuse German: Wasserrotschwanz Spanish: Colirrojo Fuliginoso
Other common names: Plumbeous Redstart, Water-robin

Taxonomy: Phoenicura fuliginosa Vigors, 1831, Simla-Almora, Himalayas.
Has been placed in genus Phoenicurus. Females and first-year males in China are browner above, and possibly warrant separation as race tenuirostris. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • fuliginosa ( Vigors, 1831) - E Afghanistan and Himalayas E to NE & E China, S to NW Thailand, Indochina and Hainan I.
  • affinis ( Ogilvie-Grant, 1906) - Taiwan.