Thrush, Rufous-tailed Rock


Name: Thrush, Rufous-tailed Rock

Scientific name: Monticola saxatilis

Type: Thrush

Color: Blue,Brown,Orange

Habitat: Fields

Size: 17cm

Conservation status:

Passage Migrant


Rather small thrush, with short tail and prominent bill. Male easily told by blue-grey upper parts and bib with white patch on back and dull red underparts and tail. In winter feathers of entire plumage edged dark and white producung a scalloped effect. Female and 1st winter similar to winter male but browner, resembling female Blue Rock Thrush, but has pale spotting on upperparts and rusty tail.

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