Jerdon's bush chat

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Jerdon's bush chat
Saxicola jerdoni by Gould & Richter.jpg
Scientific classification
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.

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


Jerdon's bush chats have an extremely large range and are native to Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam. They are possibly extinct in Myanmar.[3]

Still present in small numbers at Inle Lake, Shan State Myanmar on 22 February 2011. (M.Lindop, personal observations).

The Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve in Nepal represents the western limit of its distribution.[4]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Saxicola jerdoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 180–181. 
  3. ^ BirdLife International (2009) Saxicola jerdoni. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1.
  4. ^ Baral, H.S., Inskipp, C. (2009) The Birds of Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve, Nepal. Our Nature (2009) 7: 56-81 download pdf

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