- Monticola cinclorhyncha
Photo © by Rakesh
Nandi Hills, Bangalore, India
, December 2005
- Bright blue and black upperparts
- White wing bar
- Rufous underparts
- Dark olive upperparts
- Heavily scaled underparts
Mountains of eastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and India; winters to Myanmar.
This is a monotypic species.
Broadleaved open and sub-tropical forest; open rocky and grassy hillsides.
Winters in moist forest and well wooded areas.
1st Winter Male
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Bhimashankar WLS, Dist. Pune, Maharashtra, India
Their varied diet consists of small lizards, frogs, insects, snails, worms, berries and seeds.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2016)
- BF Member observations
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