A Rarity from the Foothills of Himalayas
The Chinese Rubythroat is a small passerine bird belonging to the family of Muscicapidae. Once considered conspecific with the Himalayan Rubythroat, it is now fully promoted to the species category.
The species being a skulker, is hard to find though having a wide range of distribution in Central Asia and Indian subcontinent. So this was indeed a happy moment when I along with one of my fellow birder discovered this bold male from Dehradun itself, which turned out to be a second record from the state of Uttarakhand.