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 2 years 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 3 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 3 years ago 55 sec 4.5
A chick laying on the ground Locality Gonghe, Qinghai, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
John Gregory 28 July 2002 8 years ago 19 sec 4.4
on a branch Locality Xinjiang, China (Northern)
Vicky Cheng 4 years ago 36 sec 4.3
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Singing adult male
Locality Kegen, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan
Stanislav Harvančík 2 June 2011 1 year ago 4.8
A male fighting with an Isabelline Shrike.
sulqatar 6 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 1 year ago 4.7
A perched bird.
Locality Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya
Tadeusz Rosinski 30 November 2014 1 year ago 4.7
Rock thrush with sparrow chick
Locality Qatar (Monotypic species)
sulqatar 7 May 2011 5 years ago 4.7
Locality Borokhudzir, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan
Andrey Kovalenko 20 June 2013 3 years ago 4.7
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