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Rusty-tailed Flycatcher

Muscicapa ruficauda (Swainson, 1838)

Рыжехвостая мухоловка | Жиренқұйрықты шыбыншы

Tajikistan. Hoja Obi-Garm, Hisor ridge.
© Askar Isabekov


Male and female of Rufous-tailed Flycatcher are undistinguished by color; back is brownish-grey, flight feathers are brownish, secondaries and greater wing coverts have pale edges, underparts are pale grayish-brownish with whitish middle-belly and undertail. Lores and eye-spot are white, tail and uppertail are rusty. Eyes are dark-brown, legs and upper mandible brownish, base of lower mandible is grayish-meat-color. Juveniles are dark-brownish above, with buffy streaks and blackish edges of feathers, underparts are pale-buff dark-brownish spotted. Greater wing coverts are with brown-yellow tips but flight feathers are with narrow edges of same color. Sizes: wing 71-84, tail 55-64, tarsus 15-16, bill 11-12 mm.


Singl birds observed in Bala-Baldabrek canyon (joint of Ugamskiy ridge and Talasskiy Alatau) at 4 August 1933 and 27 June 1963.


No specimen collected. The status of Rufous-tailed Flycatcher in Kazakhstan is unknown.


"Птицы Казахстана" том 3. "Наука". Алма-Ата, 1970.
Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999.
Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005.


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