Blue Rock Thrush - Blauwe Rotslijster

Blue Rock Thrush

Blauwe Rotslijster

Monticola solitarius

Pictures: Teus Luijendijk

 

20 September 2003, Westkapelle Ze

 

20 September 2003, Westkapelle Ze

A first for the Dutch list (if accepted). This bird popped up during a hot period in September, just when everybody thought the summer had by now gone. With an unseasonal 27°C, it really felt like July.
The bird is probably a juvenile, as it shows pale edgings to the scapulars and wing-coverts, and somewhat pointed tail feathers. There was often a bluish cast visible in the plumage, suggesting a male.

  Blue Rock Thrush  -  Blauwe Rotslijster  Monticola solitarius   juvenile male;  videograbs (320x).
  Westkapelle Ze, The Netherlands, 20 September 2003.

 

Dutch Birders twitching the Blue Rock Thrush  -  Blauwe Rotslijster  Monticola solitarius.
Westkapelle Ze, The Netherlands, 20 September 2003.

 


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