Red-Flanked Bluetail 

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tarsiger Cyanurus 

Red-Flanked Bluetail

Both sexes have a blue tail and rump, and orange-red flanks. They have a white throat and grayish-white underparts, and a small, thin black bill and slender black legs.

Males have dark blue upperparts. 

Females and juvenile males are plain brown above apart from the blue rump and tail and have a dusky breast.

BILL: black, small and thin.

SIZE: measures about 5.5 inches in length, with a wingspan of 8.5 inches.

WEIGHT: weighs about 10 - 18 grams.

COLOR: orange-red, blue, white, grayish-white, dusk and black.

Insects, spiders, and other small invertebrates; also feed on berries and seeds.

Mixed coniferous forest with undergrowth.

SUMMER: Northern parts of eastern Europe and much of Asia.

WINTER: Southeastern Asia.

SONG: A short cheerful warble of about 2 or 3 seconds.

CALL: A harsh "kek-kek".

NEST: Nest is a cup built in a depression or cavity on the ground, typically placed next to a stump or other protected area. The depression is lined with grasses, moss, and other material.

EGGS: 5 - 7 eggs.

INCUBATION: 15 days, female.

They feed by actively hopping along the ground or clambering through low vegetation.

They will also sometimes make short flights to capture insects in flight. They will often flick their tail as they move about.

Red-Flanked Bluetail Infographic






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