Species of Thailand

Blue-fronted redstart

Phoenicuropsis frontalis, Nicholas Aylward Vigors, 1832

(In Thai: นกเขนสีฟ้าท้ายสีน้ำตาล)

The blue-fronted redstart (Phoenicurus frontalis) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae, the Old World flycatchers. It breeds in central China and the Himalayas (where it winters in the southern foothills, as well as in Yunnan, Northeast India and northern Southeast Asia). Its natural habitat is temperate forests. The female is brownish-grey, with paler underparts.

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Rare winter visitor

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Non-breeding visitor

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Muscicapidae
Genus
Phoenicuropsis
Species
Phoenicuropsis frontalis

Common names

  • Thai: นกเขนสีฟ้าท้ายสีน้ำตาล

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

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Blue-fronted redstart
Blue-fronted redstart
Blue-fronted redstart (female)
Blue-fronted redstart (female)
Blue-fronted redstart (male)

Range Map

Distribution map of Blue-fronted redstart, Phoenicuropsis frontalis in Thailand
  • Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
Range map of Phoenicuropsis frontalis in Thailand