Chestnut-bellied rock thrush

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Chestnut-bellied rock thrush
Chestnut Bellied Rock Thrush by Anne Thingnam.jpg
Male at Dhanaulti, India.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Monticola
Species: M. rufiventris
Binomial name
Monticola rufiventris
(Jardine & Selby, 1833)

The chestnut-bellied rock thrush (Monticola rufiventris) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is found in the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, eastwards towards parts of Southeast Asia. Its range includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Tibet, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. The male fits the description of the nominate species, but the female does not have a chestnut belly or the bright blue primary feathers of the male.

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