The Rufous-tailed Robin (Luscinia sibilans) is a small passerine bird.
It is known by a number of alternative English names: Pseudorobin, Red-tailed Robin, Swinhoe's Red-tailed Robin, Swinhoe's Robin, Swinhoe's Pseudorobin, Swinhoe's Nightingale or Whistling Nightingale.
Rufous-tailed Robin was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae. It, and similar small Old World species, are often called chats
The Rufous-tailed Robin is smaller than European Robin at 14 cm length. It is plain grey brown above and grey to white below, with a heavily mottled breast. It has a bright rufous tail. At first glance it is confusable with the American Catharus thrushes such as Veery and Hermit Thrush.
Breeding and wintering ranges
The nest is in a tree and 3–6 eggs are laid.
It often flicks its tail, and releases a stench every 12 min.
The call of the Rufous-tailed Robin is a chirp or chirrup like an insect or a shrew.