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Pied bush chat (female)

Saxicola caprata

Description:

The pied bush chat is a small passerine bird found ranging from West Asia and Central Asia to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. About sixteen subspecies are recognized through its wide range with many island forms. It is a familiar bird of countryside and open scrub or grassland where it is found perched at the top of short thorn trees or other shrubs, looking out for insect prey. They pick up insects mainly from the ground, and were, like other chats, placed in the thrush family Turdidae, but are now considered as Old World flycatchers. They nest in cavities in stone walls or in holes in an embankment, lining the nest with grass and animal hair. The males are black with white shoulder and vent patches whose extent varies among populations. Females are predominantly brownish while juveniles are speckled.

Habitat:

Bharatpur - Dec 2014

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1 Comment

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 6 years ago

I think it might be a female Stonechat .

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Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 25, 2014
Submitted on Jan 1, 2015

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