Littoral Rock-thrush Monticola imerina
Littoral Rock Thrush, Anakao, Madagascar, November 2016 - click for larger image

Anakao, Madagascar
November 2016

The Littoral Rock-thrush is endemic to a coastal strip in the south and south-west of Madagascar. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in semi-arid coastal scrub from sea level up to 200 metres.

Similar to Forest Rock-thrush M. sharpei it is paler with a longer bill and no rufous on the tail.

It forages on the ground for fruit, berries and insects but, if disturbed, it perches in an upright position with its bill pointing upwards.

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