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The Daurian redstart (Phoenicurus auroreus)


Here is one of Hong Kong's common but pretty birds...like the Robin in the UK, but this is.....The Daurian redstart (Phoenicurus auroreus).

Like all typical redstarts, they are strongly sexually dimorphic, which means the male is quite different in appearance to the female, with the females being warm brown above, paler below.

It was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae).


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