The White Capped Redstart Pictures and Detail (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus)


White Capped Redstart,  Himachal Pradesh, Himalayan Bird,
White Capped Redstart in Himachal Pradesh

The White Capped Redstart Pictures and Detail (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus)

I met White-capped Redstart in Himachal. During my visit to my native village in Himachal, my aunt told me that there is a beautiful bird moving around with white patch on the top of the head. I was lucky because I met the bird same evening and for the next four days we met three times. 

Fortunately, White-capped Redstart didn't mind my presence and I got a chance to take some beautiful pictures of this bird. White-capped Redstart is found in Indian Subcontinent and South-East Asia. Also check Plumbeous Water Redstart

White-capped, Redstart, Back,
White-capped Redstart from Back
The size of this bird is around 19 cm and its scientific name is (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus).  These birds belong to the Muscicapidae  family of birds. At present, White-capped Redstart is in the least concern category of birds as per the threat level and we can find them on a wide range. 

White-capped Redstart, Evening
White-capped Redstart at Evening
White-capped Redstart has got its name because of visible white patch on the top of its head. Both Male and Female White-capped Redstart are similar; though, we can find bigger white patch and dark colors in Male White-capped Redstart.

White Capped, Redstart
White-Capped Redstart
These birds are found in the foothills from 1500 meters to 6000 meters and they show altitudinal migration. They are also called White-capped river Redstart because they are found mostly near to rocky rivers in the hills.

White-capped Redstart,
White-capped Redstart

White-capped Redstart mainly eat insects, flies, ants, berries and grass seeds. The good point about White-capped Redstart is that it displays many postures and tail positions.


White-capped Redstart, Side
White-Capped Redstart from Side

Overall, White-capped Redstart is a wonderful bird which makes world of Birds even more beautiful. If we notice then we can find this bird; though it is not very common.

All pics of White-capped Redstart by Arvind Katoch

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