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Genus Phoenicurus, a genus of Redstarts in Iran

Eversmann's Redstart or Rufous-backed Redstart (Phoenicurus erythronotus) in Iran

Eversmann's Redstart or Rufous-backed Redstart (Phoenicurus erythronotus) in Iran

 

Identification

Eversmann's Redstart or Rufous-backed Redstart (Phoenicurus erythronotus) is one of the larger redstarts in Iran, that goes to15 to 16 cm long with a wingspan of 25.5 to 27 cm. The bill and legs are black. The male in breeding plumage has a black mask and grey crown and nape. The back and rump are rufous and the tail is also rufous apart from the darker central feathers. The wings are dark with white patches on the scapulars and primary-coverts. The underparts are mainly rufous with white on the belly and undertail-coverts.

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:47 )

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