Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush

Scientific name: Monticola saxatilis
Mongolian name: Хадны Жижир
Order: Passeriformes
Bird family: Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers)
Conservation status: LC

Key information

The rufous-tailed rock thrush (Monticola saxatilis) is a strongly migratory bird belonging to the family Muscicapidae. It breeds in southern Europe across central Asia to northern China.

Length : 16–19 cm

Weight : 40-65g

Population : 800,000-2,899,999 individuals

Habitat: Breeds on rocky mountain slopes and alpine meadows, usually above 1,500 m.

Diet: omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, berries and small reptiles