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Blue Rock Thrush

Monticola solitarius


The Blue Rock Thrush is an usual inhabitant of cliffs and rocky slopes where it nests. Feeds on numerous and varied food items, from invertebrates and small vertebrates, to fruits. It forages by watching from a low perch, and drops to the ground when the prey is detected for catching it. It also hops and runs on the ground. It may sometimes perform flycatching and brief aerial sallies for insects. It also consumes fruits, taken from the plant or on the ground.


Breeds in mountainous areas where there are cliffs, rocky valleys, rocky coastlines, and also in large ruined structures, quarries and monuments. It also may be found in urban areas in some parts of the range. According to the country where it lives, this species occurs from sea level to 2700 metres of elevation, sometimes higher, up to 4000 metres

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San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 3, 2012
Submitted on Mar 18, 2012

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