Rock thrush

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Rock thrushes
Monticola brevipes, Namibia 1.jpg
Male short-toed rock thrush, Monticola brevipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Monticola
F. Boie, 1822

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The rock thrushes, Monticola, are a genus of chats, medium-sized mostly insectivorous or omnivorous songbirds. They were in former times placed in the thrush family Turdidae but actually belong in the closely related Muscicapidae. All are Old World birds, and most are associated with mountainous regions.

Fossil record[edit]

Monticola pongraczi (Pliocene of Beremend, Hungary) [1]


  1. ^ Kessler, E. 2013. Neogene songbirds (Aves, Passeriformes) from Hungary. – Hantkeniana, Budapest, 2013, 8: 37-149.

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