Thrushes (Turdidae)

Common Rock-thrush (Monticola saxatilis) - HBW 10, p. 719

French: Monticole merle-de-roche German: Steinrötel 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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