Himalayan Rubythroat Calliope pectoralis (prev. Luscinia pectoralis)

Himalayan Rubythroat
Himalayan Rubythroat
Himalayan Rubythroat
The Himalayan Rubythroat, previously called the White-tailed Rubythroat (then including the Chinese), as its name indicates is native to the Himalayas and high altitude foothills.
Himalayan Rubythroat
Himalayan Rubythroat
Himalayan Rubythroat
Like the related Siberian Rubythroat and Bluethroat, it belongs to the Old World flycatcher family, specifically the chats, together with the Nightingale (pre-2010 same genus) and the red-breasted (European) Robin. Photos on this page were taken in Kazakhstan by Alexandra Makhnina.
Himalayan Rubythroat
Himalayan Rubythroat
Himalayan Rubythroat
The Siberian Rubythroat doesn't have the white tail base and ends that the Himalayan (previously White-tailed) has. Shown is the subspecies C. p. ballioni of the mountains of Central Asia.