Eastern Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros phoenicuroides

Eastern Black Redstart
Eastern Black Redstart
Eastern Black Redstart
The Black Redstart is native to much of Eurasia. The subspecies Eastern Black Redstart is native to Central Asia from the Tien Shan region to Mongolia.
Eastern Black Redstart
Eastern Black Redstart
Eastern Black Redstart
These photos were taken by Alexandra Makhnina in Kazakhstan (Tien Shan). The male, shown, has a red belly (not as bright as the Common Redstart and without its white brow) rather than the charcoal belly of the nominal subspecies. The female is similar to the nominal.

Southeastern Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros rufiventris

Southeastern Black Redstart
Black Redstart rufiventris
The subspecies Southeastern Black Redstart (rufiventris, with its bright red belly reminiscent of the Common Redstart) is native from the Himalayas (Tibet/NW China) through to India and Myanmar. Many thanks to Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy for these two photos.