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.
- Least Concern
- No sound recordings available yet