Category of Common Rock Thrush
Common Rock Thrush is formerly known as Rufous-Tailed Rock Thrush or Rock Thrush, is a chat belonging to the family of Muscicapidae. It was formerly placed in the family Turdidae.
Breeding of Common Rock Thrush
Common Rock Thrush breeds in southern Europe across central Asia to northern China. Common Rock Thrush found in the Indian states like Maharashtra, Goa, Punjab, Bihar, Haryana, Chandigarh, Sikkim, Darjeeling and the entire Central Indian states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand.
Migration of Common Rock Thrush
Common Rock Thrush is strongly migratory, all populations wintering in Africa south of the Saharan Desert.
Habitat of Common Rock Thrush
Common Rock Thrush is an uncommon visitor to northern Europe. Its range has contracted somewhat at the periphery in recent decades due to habitat destruction.
Size of Common Rock Thrush
Common Rock Thrush is a medium-sized but stocky thrush 17-20 cm in length. The summer male is unmistakable, with a blue-grey head, orange under parts and outer tail feathers, dark brown wings and white back. Females and immatures are much less striking, with dark brown scaly upperparts, and paler brown scaly under parts. The outer tail feathers are reddish, like the male.
Breeding Range of Common Rock Thrush
Common Rock Thrush breeds in open dry hilly areas, usually above 1500 m.
Nests of Common Rock Thrush
Common Rock Thrush nests in rock cavities, laying 4-5 eggs. It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, berries and small reptiles.
Songs of Common Rock Thrush
The male Common Rock Thrush has a clear and tuneful tone.
(Last Updated on : 28-01-2016)
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