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Stoliczka's Bushchat

Saxicola macrorhyncha

Description:

A sought after winter visitor, Stoliczka's Bushchat has quite some mysterious ways to go about its business. This grassland beauty does what is termed as a 'Puff & Roll' routine while on the ground. Although, it is not known why it does something like this but it sure is mind-boggling to watch it take a few steps on the ground (as if chasing something or being chased) then suddenly brake, puff up the chest and move it from one side to the other. As it stops for a while, you're thinking that the performance is over.. but to your surprise does it all over again and again.

Habitat:

Grassland of Greater Rann of Kutch.

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6 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

Bold as brass! Excellent spotting.

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Terrific behavioral spotting!

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Machi
Machi 3 years ago

Love that pose!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 3 years ago

Lovely picture, lovely notes!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Fabulous shot. What a showoff.

Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Udhmo, Gujarat, India

Spotted on Jan 16, 2019
Submitted on Sep 25, 2019

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