Blue Rock Thrush

Monticola solitarius - Monticole bleu

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Muscicapidés

  • Genus
    :

    Monticola

  • Species
    :

    solitarius

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 23 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 32 à 37 cm.
  • Weight
    : 37 à 54 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Monticola solitarius solitarius (nw Africa, sw and sc Europe, n Turkey to Georgia and Azerbaijan)
  • Monticola solitarius longirostris (Greece and w and s Turkey through the Middle East to the nw Himalayas)
  • Monticola solitarius pandoo (c Himalayas to e China and nw Vietnam)
  • Monticola solitarius philippensis (e Mongolia to Sakhalin south to Japan, extreme n Philippines and ne China)
  • Monticola solitarius madoci (Malay Pen. and n Sumatra)

Foreign names

  • Monticole bleu,
  • Roquero Solitario,
  • Melro-azul,
  • Blaumerle,
  • kék kövirigó,
  • Blauwe Rotslijster,
  • Passero solitario,
  • Blåtrast,
  • Blåtrost,
  • skaliar modrý,
  • skalník modrý,
  • Blådrossel,
  • sinirastas,
  • merla blava,
  • Bláþröstungur,
  • modrak śródziemnomorski,
  • zilais akmeņstrazds,
  • puščavec,
  • Синий каменный дрозд,
  • Murai-batu arung,
  • イソヒヨドリ,
  • 蓝矶鸫,
  • นกกระเบื้องผา,
  • 藍磯鶇,

Voice song and cries

Monticole bleu
♂ adult breeding

Habitat

Shrubland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Urban Areas

Geographic range

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