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Male
Photo © by Yeshey Dorji
Kelepha, Wangdue, Western Bhutan, August 2004
Monticola cinclorhyncha

Identification

Female
Photo © by Rakesh
Nandi Hills, Bangalore, India, December 2005

17cm
Male

  • Bright blue and black upperparts
  • White wing bar
  • Rufous underparts

Female

  • Dark olive upperparts
  • Heavily scaled underparts

Distribution

Mountains of eastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and India; winters to Myanmar.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Broadleaved open and sub-tropical forest; open rocky and grassy hillsides.

Winters in moist forest and well wooded areas.

Behaviour

Diet

1st Winter Male
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Bhimashankar WLS, Dist. Pune, Maharashtra, India, Jan-2016

Their varied diet consists of small lizards, frogs, insects, snails, worms, berries and seeds.

References

  1. 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/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2016)
  3. Wikipedia
  4. BF Member observations

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