SCIENTIFIC NAME: Monticola cinclorhynchus
The Blue-capped Rock Thrush is a thrush-like Old World flycatcher.
It measures about 7.5 inches in length and weighs around 29 - 41 grams.
Males are brightly colored and are unmistakable with their black mask, sky-blue head, and orange rump and underparts.
Females are gray-brown with scaled underparts and faint white eye crescents.
Breeds in hilly and montane areas, particularly open dry forests and rocky slopes with scattered trees.
Descends in the winter; favors secondary forests and plantations.
Breeds in the foothills of the Himalayas and winters in the hill forests of southern India.
It is a summer visitor in parts of Afghanistan and along the Himalayas from Pakistan to Arunachal Pradesh.