Monday, October 24, 2011

Plumbeous Redstarts, Shibi, Taiwan - Sep 2011

Having managed to miss them over previous days, it was a pleasure to catch up with Plumbeous [Water] Redstarts at several suitable places around Shibi. Beautiful birds (the males especially, with a rich, iridescent blue plumage) they frequent wooded rivers and larger streams, often seen as as a red and blue flash disappearing along a watercourse. Sometimes, however, they can be pretty forthcoming, as the male and female pictured here show.