Grey Bushchat (Saxicola ferreus) - HBW 10, p. 786
French: Tarier gris
Spanish: Tarabilla Gris
Other common names: Dark-grey/Iron-grey Bushchat
Taxonomy: Saxicola ferrea J. E. Gray and G. R. Gray, 1847, Nepal.
Difference in egg pattern between races adduced as evidence for taxonomic reassessment of species, but split seems unlikely. Racial variation largely clinal, plumage becoming darker from W to E. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ferreus J. E. Gray & G. R. Gray, 1847 - Himalayas E to Myanmar, N Thailand and C Vietnam; non-breeding N India, S Myanmar E to S Indochina.
- haringtoni ( Hartert, 1910) - C & S China; non-breeding S China and Indochina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
male on fence post, flies Locality Doi Ang Khang, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp ferreus)
Martin Kennewell 19 February 2012 1 year ago 23 sec 4
A calling male on a stem. Locality Pangot, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 February 2008 4 years ago 15 sec 4
A male perched on a plant, calling, flicking its tail and flying away Locality Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, India (ssp ferreus)
Jean Hupperetz 31 October 2004 8 years ago 13 sec 3.9
one bird on a wire Locality Doi Ang Khang, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp ferreus)
Daniêl Jimenez 14 December 2010 2 years ago 48 sec 3.9
male thinking about a bath Locality Pangot, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India (ssp ferreus)
Martin Kennewell 7 April 2012 17 weeks ago 18 sec 3.8
A male perched on a small branch, flicking its tail Locality Doi Ang Khang, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp ferreus)
Brooke Clibbon 8 January 2005 7 years ago 6 sec 3.6
PhotosSee all 24 photos
The little bird sitting on a wire..
Locality Lansdowne, Pauri Garhwal District, Uttarakhand, India
siddhartha 17 August 2013 12 weeks ago 4.3
A juvenile bird perched...
Locality Kolakham, Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India
Soumyadeep Chatterjee 97 25 May 2012 1 year ago 4.1
Juvenile Bush chat on its first outing. Was a little clumsy and allowed me to come quite close.
Locality The Misty Mountains Retreat, Jhaltola, Pithoragarh District, Uttarakhand, India
Madhur@misty 12 May 2013 22 weeks ago 4
perched on branch
Locality Hong Kong
wilsondring 13 January 2013 46 weeks ago 4
Male on a branch
Locality Margalla Hills National Park, Pakistan
Zotyesz 22 October 2011 2 years ago 4
Perched on a twig
Locality Doi Chiang Dao National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand
Michael Schmitz 25 February 2013 27 weeks ago 3.8