No.536 Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus

L=14cm

Rank : 2
Winter Visitor
Uncommon wintering bird at Asakawa River basin. The bird visits Komiya Park in Hachioji City from around November. Worthy of its name, Malefs upper parts and tail are bright blue, Female is olive brown above with blue only on tail. Both sexes have whitish underparts with orange flanks. Immatures are similar except for Malefs blue-tinged colour around wing carpal.
Photograph (click to enlarge)

Adult

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