Common Rock-thrush (Monticola saxatilis) - HBW 10, p. 719
French: Monticole merle-de-roche
Spanish: Roquero Rojo
Other common names: European/Mountain/Rufous-tailed/Spotted Rock-thrush
Taxonomy: Turdus  saxatilis Linnaeus, 1766, Switzerland.
Birds from E Turkey described as race coloratus, supposedly deeper rusty below, but this unconfirmed by recent field and museum studies. Monotypic.
Distribution: Mountains from S & C Europe and NW Africa E to SW & C Asia (E to L Baikal, Inner Mongolia and C China); non-breeding sub-Saharan Africa.
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A juvenile bird. Locality Den Helder, North Holland Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 12 April 2013 1 year ago 48 sec 4.9
A juvenile bird, different angles. Rare vagrant in the Netherlands. Locality Den Helder, North Holland Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 12 April 2013 2 years ago 36 sec 4.8
Common Rock-thrush Locality Demirkazik, Turkey
Gerard de Jong 13 May 2011 2 years ago 27 sec 4.5
A juvenile bird perched and if you watch closely you can see it sticking it's tongue out. Locality Den Helder, North Holland Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 12 April 2013 2 years ago 55 sec 4.5
A chick laying on the ground Locality Gonghe, Qinghai, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
John Gregory 28 July 2002 7 years ago 19 sec 4.4
on a branch Locality Xinjiang, China (Northern)
Vicky Cheng 3 years ago 36 sec 4.3
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Singing adult male
Locality Kegen, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan
Stanislav Harvančík 2 June 2011 26 weeks ago 4.8
A male fighting with an Isabelline Shrike.
sulqatar 5 years ago 4.7
Midday break during migration at sand dunes area
Locality Al Zilfi (Al Zulfi), Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
mansorea 28 March 2014 34 weeks ago 4.7
Rock thrush with sparrow chick
Locality Qatar (Monotypic species)
sulqatar 7 May 2011 4 years ago 4.7
A perched bird.
Locality Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya
Tadeusz Rosinski 30 November 2014 36 weeks ago 4.6
Locality Borokhudzir, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan (ssp turkestanicus)
Andrey Kovalenko 20 June 2013 2 years ago 4.6
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