The white-capped redstart or white-capped water redstart (Phoenicurus leucocephalus) is a passerine bird of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. The generic name of this species is derived from the Greek kheimarrhos meaning torrent and ornis meaning bird. The species ranges across Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. Both sexes are similar, but the male may have slightly larger white head patch. The adult has white crown and upper nape. The rest of head, back, wings, chin, throat and breast are glossy black. Underparts, rump and tail are orange-chestnut.
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