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Chaimarrornis leucocephalus

Chaimarrornis leucocephalus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Muscicapoidea
Familia: Muscicapidae
Genus: Chaimarrornis
Species: Chaimarrornis leucocephalus


Chaimarrornis leucocephalus (Vigors, 1831)


* Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Pt1 no.3 p.35

Vernacular names
English: White-capped Water-Redstart


The White-capped Water-redstart (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus) is a species of bird of the Muscicapidae family, in the monotypic genus Chaimarrornis. The generic name of this species is derived from the Greek kheimarrhos meaning torrent and ornis meaning bird.[1]

Male with larger white pattern on top of the head and brown red spots under the wings

It is found in Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.


* BirdLife International 2004. Chaimarrornis leucocephalus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 July 2007.

1. ^ Jobling, James A. (1991). A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 48. ISBN 0-19-854634-3.

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