The Blue-fronted Redstart is distributed from eastern Afghanistan through the Himalayas to southern China. It breeds in subalpine scrub and
rhododendron as well as in grassy areas above the tree-line although it winters at lower elevations down to about 1,000 metres.
The male, seen here in photos 1 to 3, has a blue head, throat, back and wings with a light blue forehead. The remaining underparts are
rufous-orange as is the undertail except for the large black tip.
The female in photos 4 and 5 is a dull grey-brown with a tail pattern similar to the male.