See the finely feathered friend who loves to flash his brilliant orange tail in flight

The plumbeous water redstart (Phoenicurus fuliginosus) is a bird in the Old World flycatcher family that is typically associated with watercourses.

It is a highly feathered blue bird that frequently fanns out a vivid orange tail in flight.

See the finely feathered friend who loves to flash his brilliant orange tail in flight

Except for the rufous-chestnut upper tail and under tail-coverts, vent, and tail, the mature male has slaty blue to dark lead-colored plumage.

The lower belly is whitish gray. Flight feathers can be deeper, generally bluish-black.

The bill is dark. The eyes have a dark brown color.

The mature female has flesh-colored legs and feet, a slaty gray upper body, a white rump, and the bases of the outer rectrices.

See the finely feathered friend who loves to flash his brilliant orange tail in flight

The wings are darker, with light margins that form two white-spotted wing bars.

The tail is also dark, with white rectrices and a white base.

The juvenile is similar to the female but browner overall, with white patches on its upper parts.

These birds may be found in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and China.

The Plumbeous Water-redstart frequents both within and outside the forest’s stony rivers and streams.

See the finely feathered friend who loves to flash his brilliant orange tail in flight

It may be found in waterfalls and surrounding damp places, as well as tiny watercourses and large mountain streams.

They like to eat insects, although they also consume berries and seeds.

Short fly catching sallies are performed from perches such as boulders in the river or trees hanging over the stream.

It also takes prey off the water’s surface, wanders down the shore, and wades in the shallows.

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