New bird species Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush found in Nepal

Posted on:14 Feb 2017 09:25:29
New bird species Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush found in Nepal
14 February 2017 Current Affairs: Nepal has recorded a new species of bird from upper Dolpa, the largest district of the mid-western development region.

Discovery of a single individual of Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush ( Monticola saxitilis ) was made public at a press recently, Xinhua news agency reported.

Rock thrushes are medium-sized songbirds, mostly insectivorous or omnivorous and fall under the genus of chats.

The bird was seen and photographed in May near the Shey monastery within the Shey-Phoksundo National Park of Dolpa.

The Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush is considered an autumn passage migrant in Pakistan and India.

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