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White-capped redstart

Binomial name: Chaimarrornis leucocephalus, Nicholas Aylward Vigors, 1831

The White-capped Redstart or White-capped Water Redstart (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus) is a species of bird of the Muscicapidae family, in the monotypic genus Chaimarrornis. The generic name of this species is derived from the Greek kheimarrhos meaning torrent and ornis meaning bird.

Male with larger white pattern on top of the head and brown red spots under the wings. It is found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, as well as some adjoining areas. The species ranges across Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.

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Scientific classification

Chaimarrornis leucocephalus

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of White-capped redstart, Chaimarrornis leucocephalus in Thailand

Range map of Chaimarrornis leucocephalus in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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