- Saxicola ferreus
14â€“15 cm (5Â½-6 in)
- Grey plumage
- Long white supercilium
- White throat and wing bar
Asia: found from northern Pakistan through the Himalayan areas of northern India to southern Tibet, south-eastern China, Myanmar and northern Indochina
Two subspecies recognized:
- S. f. harringtoni in southeastern China (north to Gansu and Shaanxi east to Shanghai), Myanmar, and northern Indochina
- S. f. ferreus from northwestern Pakistan east to south central China (Yunnan)
harringtoni was formerly included in Jerdon's Bushchat.
Montane broad-leaved forests, and forest edges; gardens with shrubs and bushes and small trees. Observed in the Himalayas at heights around 2133 m.
Photo by aloktewari
Dalhosie Hill Station, Himachal Pradesh, India
, June 2014
Their diet consists of a wide variety of insects, including spiders, grasshoppers and beetles, with the occasional addition of seeds.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2015)
- BF Member observations
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