Monticola saxatilis (Linnaeus, 1766)
Family: Passeriformes > Muscicapidae
A very rare visitor to Britain & Ireland that breeds in alpine habitats from Spain through to central Asia.
British records peak in May and it has been suggested that while spring records relate to European birds, those in autumn may come from breeding populations located further to the east.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
European Distribution Map
Rock Thrush is a very rare vagrant and can occur in spring or autumn.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Rock Thrush, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.
Feather measurements and photos on featherbase
|Field Codes||2-letter: OH | 5-letter code: ROCTH | Euring: 11620|
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