White-browed bush chat

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White-browed bush chat
Stolickza's Bushchat.jpg
Male in non-breeding plumage at Tal Chhapar Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Saxicola
Species: S. macrorhynchus
Binomial name
Saxicola macrorhynchus
Stoliczka, 1872

Saxicola macrorhyncha

Stolickza's Bushchat at Kutch

The white-browed bush chat (Saxicola macrorhynchus),[note 1] also known as Stoliczka's bushchat, is an Old World flycatcher in the genus Saxicola. The alternative name is after the discoverer, geologist and explorer Ferdinand Stoliczka.

This desert specialist has a small, declining population because of agricultural intensification and encroachment, which qualifies it as vulnerable.

The white-browed bush chat is found in an area of semi-arid country in north-western India and eastern Pakistan. It has apparently strayed as far east as the Bharatpur area of Rajasthan and as far south as Goa and Pune,[2] with two simultaneous historical records from southern Afghanistan.



  1. ^ Saxicola is masculine leading to the species epithet ending in -us


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Saxicola macrorhynchus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Rao, Rahul (2007). "Sighting of Stoliczka's Bushchat Saxicola macrorhynchus in Pune District, Maharashtra, Western India". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 104 (2): 214. 

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