Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferreus
Male Grey Bushchat, Kori La, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image


The Grey Bushchat is distributed along the Himalayas to central and southern China while it migrates during the winter into northern India, Myanmar and Indochina.

It is found in a variety of habitats from forest edge to scrubby hillsides and gardens.

Male Grey Bushchat, Shemgang, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image The male is grey to black with a grey-fringed back and lighter grey underparts. It has a long white supercilium above a black mask and a white throat. The female, seen here in photo 3, is similar but rufous-brown rather than grey and with a buffy supercilium and throat.

There are recordings on xeno-canto and additional information is available via Avibase .
Female Grey Bushchat, Lingmethang Road, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image
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