Tue 30 Jan 2007
I’ve seen quite a few daurian redstarts recently and been pleasantly surprised at how close they allow me to approach, especially the females. This picture is of a female daurian redstart sitting in a small tree next to the river in Tagawa.
According to the Wikipedia article (link), they used to be regarded as thrushes, but are now considered to be old world flycatchers. Apparently, as well as eating insects and spiders, they will eat berries in winter.
Daurian Redstart = joubitaki