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Rufous tailed rock thrush by AMROU-A Rufous tailed rock thrush by AMROU-A
A dedication for my very close kind friend Dieffi :icondieffi:
hope you like it :)

beautiful colors that let me run after this bird a long time to get this shot ..
Found in Al haier vally - S.A - Riyadh Al Kharj.

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Rock Thrush


Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Monticola
Species: M. saxatilis
Binomial name
Monticola saxatilis
(Linnaeus, 1766, Switzerland)

The Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush or just Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae.

It breeds in southern Europe across central Asia to northern China. This species is strongly migratory, all populations wintering in Africa south of the Sahara. It is an uncommon visitor to northern Europe. Its range has contracted somewhat at the periphery in recent decades due to habitat destruction. For example, in the early 20th century it bred in the Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska (Poland) where none occur today, but it is not considered globally endangered

This is a medium-sized but stocky thrush 17–20 cm in length. The summer male is unmistakable, with a blue-grey head, orange underparts and outer tail feathers, dark brown wings and white back. Females and immatures are much less striking, with dark brown scaly upperparts, and paler brown scaly underparts. The outer tail feathers are reddish, like the male.

This species breeds in open dry hilly areas, usually above 1500 m. It nests in rock cavities, laying 4-5 eggs. It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, berries and small reptiles. The male Rock Thrush has a clear and tuneful song.
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Dieffi Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Dear Amrou!
I have featured your beautyful gift in my newest feature![link]
Have a wonderful day dear friend!
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AMROU-A Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
:aww: Oh my kind friend Dieffi! :hug:

Thank you ever soo much!!! It is a honor for me !!! :thanks:sss :heart:

Have a wonderful day too! =) :rose: :sun:

I wish you the best my dear friend :pray:

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Dieffi Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My dear Friend!
What a really wonderful surprise and a very well done and awesome shot from a beautyful little bird!
4-5 eggs! Wow! I am a little envious of this kind little hereo!
Thank you so much my friend for this lovely dedication, it makes me happy and a little proud!
:icongivemesmilesplz::icontimmy64plz::icongivemesmilesplz:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Beautiful bird and beautiful shot!
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AMROU-A Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
:aww: Thank you ever so much dear for your lovely words, for support! :thanks:sss :heart:

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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
No problem. You´re always very welcome! :aww:
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AMROU-A Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
=) :thanks: :rose:
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ArwenArts Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Hi, your beautiful work have been featured here: [link]
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AMROU-A Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
=) Hello dear! :rose:
:aww: Oh my dear friend! :rose: :rose:
=)Thank you ever sooo much! It is a honor for me! :thanks:ssss x 1000 :thanks:sss :heart:

Wish you the best :pray:
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martintinaz Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
:clap:Beautifully captured!:clap:
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