Blue-capped Rock Thrush

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Monticola cinclorhynchus

 Blue-capped Rock Thrush

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.


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