New species for the Romanian fauna: Red-flanked bluetail

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Red-flanked bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus) breeds in undisturbed spruce forests of the Siberian taiga, but it also has some small isolated populations in Eastern Finland. It is a long-distance migrant, winters in SE Asia, thus its a very rare vagrant in Europe. On 17th October, an adult female was caprtured and ringed in the Milvus Group’s Chituc Ringing Camp which is the first confirmed record of the species in Romania.

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