Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus   [Pallas, 1773]

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Turdidae
BTO Codes: , REFBL EURING No: 11130
Number in Britain: 1 record/year
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: Not evaluated
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Accidental
Subspecies: Monotypic
Length: 14 cm Wingspan: 23 cm Weight: M/F: 14 g    
Scientific name from: Gr.: tarsos=leg + L.: -ger=bearing and L.: cyaneus=dark-blue (from Gr.:kuanos)
World Distribution: BREEDS: Finland, n Asia, WINTERS: se Asia
Habitat: Forest undergrowth
Diet: Insects, also fruit and seeds in winter
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Records and Distribution

First Record: Lincolnshire, 1903 (Palmer. P 2000. First for Britain & Ireland, Arlequin Press. [502.74 PAL])
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 34 Summary of Records by Year
Most Likely to Occur in: September/October
Most Recent County Records:
   Scotland: Borders (1999), Fife (2003), Northeast (1998), Shetland (2007),
   North-east England: Cleveland (2001), Durham (2002), Northumberland (1998), East Yorkshire (2007),
   North-west England:
   English Midlands: Leicestershire (1997),
   Eastern England: Lincolnshire (2002), Norfolk (2007), Suffolk (2007),
   South-east England: Kent (1998),
   South-west England: Cornwall (2007), Devon (2005), Dorset (1993),
   Wales: Caernarfonshire (2007),

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Other Names

Orange-flanked Bush Robin
Gaelic: Welsh:
Danish: Blåstjert Dutch: Blauwstaart
Finnish: Sinipyrstö French: Rossignol ā flancs roux
German: Blauschwanz Hungarian: Kékfarkú
Icelandic: Kékfarkú Irish:
Italian: Codazzurro Norwegian: Blåstjert
Polish: Modraczek zwyczajny Portuguese: Rouxinol-rabiazul
Spanish: Ruiseņor coliazul Swedish: Blåstjärt

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