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Alashan Redstart, also known as Przevalski’s Redstart, was discovered by the famous Russian explorer on his 1873 expedition.  This photo was taken in the Qilian Mountains of Gansu Province.

Higher up the valley it began to snow. We had a pair of White-throated Redstarts as we crossed a fence.  Finally, as we approached the top of the valley another pair of redstarts made their entrance, both foraging for insects on the ground.  We were able to get some photos as they were more intent on feeding than worried about us. They were alashanicus -Alashan (or Przewalski’s) Redstart !