Open main menu

Kashmir flycatcher

species of bird

The Kashmir flycatcher, Ficedula subrubra, is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family Muscicapidae.

Kashmir flycatcher
Bhargav Dwaraki Kashmiri Flycatcher.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Class:
Order:
Family:
Genus:
Binomial name
Ficedula subrubra

This species breeds in the north-west Himalayas in the Kashmir region of the Indian subcontinent. It is migratory and spends the winter in the hills of central Sri Lanka and the Western Ghats of India.

This bird eats insects. It is 13 cm long. The male has a grey-brown back with an orange-red throat, breast and sides. It is bordered with black on the throat and breast. Females and first-winter birds have slightly browner upperparts. The red of the underparts may be just a light pink.

ReferencesEdit

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Ficedula subrubra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)