French: Tarier de Hodgson German: Mattenschmätzer Spanish: Tarabilla de Hodgson
Other common names:
J. E. Gray and G. R. Gray
Extreme S Russia (Altai) and W & C Mongolia; non-breeding mainly N India and Nepal. Records from E Kazakhstan doubtful#R.
17 cm. Large stonechat. Male has black head down to cheek and ear-coverts, black back, wings and tail, white chin to hindneck, white rump, large double wing patches, bright... read more
Song apparently undocumented. Calls include metallic “teck-teck”.
Breeds in wet alpine and subalpine meadows and scattered montane scrub, hilly semi-desert plateaux... read more
Food and feeding
Terrestrial insects, including tenebrionid beetles, and various flying species, including moths; also their larvae. No information from... read more
Jun–Jul; possibly double-brooded, nests with fresh eggs seen at same time as newly fledged young (but former could be replacements).... read more
Migratory; winters at foot of C & E Himalayas. Present in winter quarters Oct–Apr (latest... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CMS Appendix II. Global population in range 2500–10,000 mature individuals, and considered declining; a worse-case scenario places global total at below... read more
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