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White-throated Rock Thrush - BirdForum Opus

Photo by jaray
Phukieow, Chaiphoom, Thailand
Monticola gularis


16–19 cm (6¼-7½ in)

  • Blue crown
  • Chestnut-orange underparts
  • White line down centre of throat

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Photo by Owen Krout
Panjin, Liaoning, China, May 2018

Blue-capped Rock Thrush


Asia: Russia, Siberia, Mongolia, China, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia


This is a monotypic species[1].


They breed in open mixed montane forests.



Their main diet consists of invertebrates such as beetles, weevils, crickets and moths.


They construct a bulky nest from dried leaves, twigs, lichen, moss and rootlets. There is usually a second brood.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2018)

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