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Birdwatching in Africa -


The little rock thrush (Monticola rufocinereus) is a passerine bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is found in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Yemen. It is found in rocky areas with some trees, and sometimes near settlements.

At 15 to 16 centimetres this is the smallest of the rock thrushes. The male has the head, throat and upper mantle blue-grey, the underparts orange-red, except for the centre blackish centre tail and tips which form an inverted T shape. The female is duller and paler. It is readily mistaken for a redstart because of its habit of trembling its tail.

Range map from www.oiseaux.net

Range map
Range map from www.oiseaux.net - Ornithological Portal Oiseaux.net
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Length: 15 - 16 cm
Wingspan:
Weight: 20 - 27 g
Longevity:
Distinctive Feature

Similar Species

• Similar to the African Pipit, but has a heavier build, less-clearly marked face and under parts, a buffy outer tail, and usually a longer bill. Best identified by the display and call.

From opus at www.birdforum.net the forum for wild birds and birding.
Female / Male



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Listen to the Little Rock-Thrush

Remarks from the Recordist

Two birds singing before dawn (darned cold!).


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Conservation status
Conservation status
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012.



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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sighted: 26 October 2019 (Date of first photo that I could use)
Location: Ethio-German Park Hotel, Debre Libanos, Ethiopia


Little Rock Thrush, Monticola rufocinereus
Little Rock Thrush - 26 October 2019 - Ethio-German Park Hotel, Debre Libanos, Ethiopia




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