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
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.