Black Redstart

News:Black Redstart comes around the plains of India from the end of September through March every year for breeding.


About Black Redstart:

  • The black redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) is a small passerine bird in the redstart genus Phoenicurus.
  • It is found almost throughout Europe, Asia and in the portions of Africa and breed in the high altitude areas of Kashmir, Ladakh, Tibet and the Central Himalayan Range.
  • In India, the bird sticks to areas near wetlands, open cultivation, scrubs, gardens and orchards.
  • Listed as Least Concerned under IUCN Red list.