A large member of this species with an elongated build and upright posture and bright white cap wing patches popping from midnight black!
MEET THE WHITE-WINGED REDSTART
The white-winged redstart (Phoenicurus erythrogastrus), also known as Güldenstädt’s redstart, is one of the largest redstarts on the market, measuring 18 cm in length and weighing between 21 and 29 grams. young with a black upper part except for the prominent white crown, white wing patches, and orange-red tail. The throat and upper breast are also black, while the interior is a rich orange-red.
The female is brown above and orange-buff below with an orange tail.
Juvenile birds look similar to adult female birds.
These birds are found in the high mountains of the southwestern and central Palearctic in the Caucasus, Karakoram, Pamir, Himalaya, Tian Shan, and Altai, in the countries of Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
The White-winged Redstart likes to live in and around alpine meadows and rock fields.
They feed on fruit and a wide variety of invertebrates.
The white redstart breeds from June to July when it builds a large cup-like nest made of grass and wool, lined with animal hair and feathers, and placed tightly inside hollow or rocky, sometimes under rock and often close to the permanent snow line. . In a clutch of 3-5 eggs, it is applied and applied for about 12-16 days. Chicks usually stay about 14 days.
This bird is regarded as of Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.