White-throated Rock-Thrush

This enigmatic rock thrush (White-throated Rock-Thrush breeds in rocky hill forests in northeastern China and Russia and migrates down the East Asian coast to winter in southern China and mainland Southeast Asia, uncommon in most of its range. 

A stunning and distinctive male has a blue crown, orange underparts, and black wings branded with a bright white patch; it is not clear and difficult to see a small white patch on the throat. 

The female is brown with scaly marks on her breast and back; behind the eye, she lacks a pale crescent. In the shrubbery, it normally stays low, but the male can sing from an exposed perch.

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