Jerdon's bush chat

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Jerdon's bush chat
Saxicola jerdoni by Gould & Richter.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Saxicola
Species: S. jerdoni
Binomial name
Saxicola jerdoni
Blyth, 1867

The Jerdon's bush chat (Saxicola jerdoni) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae.[1]

The common name commemorates the surgeon-naturalist Thomas C. Jerdon.[2]


The Jerdon's bush chat has an extremely large range and is native to Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam. The species is possibly extinct in Myanmar.[1]

The Sukla Phanta National Park in Nepal represents the western limit of its distribution.[3]


  1. ^ a b c BirdLife International (2016). "Saxicola jerdoni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22710214A94239294. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22710214A94239294.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Beolens, B.; Watkins, M. (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 180–181.
  3. ^ Baral, H.S., Inskipp, C. (2009). "The Birds of Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve, Nepal". Our Nature (2009) (7): 56–81.

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