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Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush -


Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush -
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Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 1 N: 588] (7772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-18
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-02 23:00
Viewed: 1879
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
the rufous-tailed rock-thrush (Monticola saxitilis) is most easily identified by its characteristic rusty or reddish-brown tail feathers, for which it is named. The male is unmistakeable in summer, with a striking blue-grey head, leading into dark brown wings and a white back, which contrast with a prominent orange breast. The female rufous-tailed rock-thrush is very different to the male, with a pale brown breast and underparts, a darker head, dark brown wings, and attractive reddish outer tail feathers. The juvenile has a very similar colouration to the female, but with noticeably lighter brown wings


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