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Pied bush chat- Female (subspecies: nilgiriensis)

Saxicola caprata

Description:

The pied bush chat is slightly smaller than the Siberian stonechat, Saxicola maurus, although it has a similar dumpy structure and upright stance. The male is black except for a white rump, wing patch and lower belly. The iris is dark brown, the bill and legs black. The female is drab brown and slightly streaked. Juveniles have a scaly appearance on the underside but dark above like the females.

Habitat:

Neelgiri Hills, Munnar-Kerala.

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Nidhin Basheer
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Nidhin Basheer

Kerala, India

Spotted on Nov 28, 2016
Submitted on Nov 28, 2016

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