Wednesday 25 October 2023

Female Red-flanked Bluetail

Female Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus, 红胁蓝尾鸲).

From now until early spring, when they migrate back north to breed, these Old World flycatchers will be among the many birds one finds foraging near the lakes around Yuelu Mountain. They are also one of the small birds here most indifferent to human presence. This one was at the pond in Wangling Park (王陵公园), and she was content scouring for insects while I was only a few yards away.

Red-flanked bluetail in Wangling Park