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Red-flanked Bluetail

Red-fronted Macaw
Red-fan Parrot

Previous bird

Red-fan Parrot

  • Deroptyus accipitrinus
  • Parrots & Parakeets

About the Red-flanked Bluetail

Also known as: Orange-flanked Bush-robin, Northern Red-flanked Bush-robin

The Red-flanked Bluetail is a small songbird in the flycatcher family; it was formerly thought to belong in the same family as thrushes. These darlings are migratory, breeding in northern parts of Asia and Europe, and spending the winter in southern parts of Asia, including the Indian Subcontinent.

Males and female Red-flanked Bluetails both have blue tails and red-orange flanks, as the common name indicates. Males have dark blue upperparts, while females and juveniles have dull brown heads and backs.

The population trend for the Red-flanked Bluetail is stable and the conservation status is Least Concern as of November 2013.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 07 November 2013
Scientific Name Tarsiger cyanurus
  • Passeriformes
  • Muscicapidae
  • Tarsiger
  • T. cyanurus
Birdorable Family Flycatchers & Friends
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
5.1 to 5.5 inches
.35 to .63 ounces

International Names

  • 红胁蓝尾鸲 (Chinese)
  • Modruška tajgová (Czech)
  • Blåstjert (Danish)
  • Blauwstaart (Dutch)
  • Sinipyrstö (Finnish)
  • Rossignol à flancs roux (French)
  • Blauschwanz (German)
  • Codazzurro (Italian)
  • ルリビタキ [Ruri-bitaki] (Japanese)
  • Blåstjert (Norwegian)
  • modraczek (Polish)
  • Синехвостка (Russian)
  • Ruiseñor Coliazul (Spanish)
  • Blåstjärt (Swedish)