Thrushes (Turdidae)

White-bellied Redstart (Hodgsonius phaenicuroides) - HBW 10, p. 775

French: Bradybate à queue rouge German: Kurzflügel-Rotschwanz Spanish: Colirrojo Ventriblanco
Other common names: Hodgson’s Redstart/Blue Robin/Shortwing, Himalayan Blue Robin

Taxonomy: Bradypterus phaenicuroides J. E. Gray and G. R. Gray, 1847, Nepal.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • phaenicuroides (J. E. Gray & G. R. Gray, 1847) - Himalayas and W Myanmar; non-breeding N & NE India and N Myanmar.
  • ichangensis Stuart Baker, 1922 - C China S to NE & E Myanmar and N Indochina; non-breeding also NW Thailand.