French: Traquet à queue rousse German: Kaukasussteinschmätzer Spanish: Collalba afgana
Other common names:
Damavand, north-central Iran
NE Turkey, S Armenia, Azerbaijan and much of Iran E to S Turkmenistan, S Tajikistan (Pamir range), Afghanistan and extreme W Pakistan; non-breeding Arabian Peninsula, S Iraq, S Iran, E Afghanistan, Pakistan and NW India.
14·5 cm; 18–29 g. Plumage is greyish-brown from crown to back, with blackish lores to eye, buff preocular supercilium and mid-grey postocular supercilium... read more
Song, by male, a series of short simple phrases separated by short pauses (sometimes pauses reduced... read more
Breeds on gently angled to steep arid rocky and stony slopes and screes with scattered boulders,... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly invertebrates, chiefly ants and beetles; some plant matter. Animal food includes adult and larval beetles of at least eleven... read more
Apr–Jul in Caucasus and Iran, mostly from mid-May farther E; fledged young common and nest-building mid-Jun in S Tadjikistan; Apr... read more
Mainly migratory. Altitudinal and short-distance migrant in Afghanistan. Present N Iran until early... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally fairly rare in many parts of range. Uncommon in Armenia, where listed as threatened owing to narrow range and unknown... read more
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