The male Daurian Redstart is a small (15 cm), colourful bird with brownish-black face, back, throat and wings, and bright rufous underparts. The crown and nape are grey with silvery edges. There is a prominent white wing patch, and the central tail feathers are blackish, the rest of the tail being rufous. The female is brownish overall, with a white wing patch, and rufous tail with dark brownish central feathers. The bill and feet are black.The Daurian Redstart breeds in Siberia, northeast China, Tibet and Mongolia. It is a common winter resident in most parts of Taiwan, from low to medium elevations, including secondary forest, clearings, gardens, and open areas near settlements.