French: Tarier de Stoliczka German: Wüstenbraunkehlchen Spanish: Tarabilla de Stoliczka
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near Rápúr, Wagur district and near Bhúj, Kutch, India
Probably resident or short distance migrant in Thar Desert of Rajasthan and Gujarat, W India. Formerly more widespread in SE Afghanistan, NC Pakistan and NW India.
17 cm. Male is blackish-brown from crown to upper rump, with whitish supercilium, black face, white band on primary coverts and scapulars, white lower rump and outer bases of... read more
Song a low musical “twitch-chhe chee chee”; subdued song in late winter classed as... read more
Dry sandy semi-desert and desert plains with low herb layer and shrubs and very scattered bushes,... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, especially beetles, ants (including Camponotus) and flying insects. Stomachs contained beetles (including carabids... read more
Juveniles recorded in Aug and Sept; recent evidence suggests that breeding may occur Mar–Jun, before monsoon flooding, or at start of... read more
Poorly understood, and evidence conflicting. Most records are from winter period (Nov–Mar)... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CMS Appendix II. Global population placed in range 2500–10,000 mature individuals, and considered declining. In recent review, 46 localities mapped, of... read more
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