Birds of Morni: Grey Bushchat

January 5, 2012

Grey Bushchat (Saxicola ferreus) belongs to the family of Old World flycatchers that feed largely on insects caught in flight.It is found in a wide variety of habitats ranging from the scrub forests and hillsides to gardens. The bird is about 15 cm long and the male is grey to black with a grey-fringed back and lighter grey underparts. It has a long and prominent white supercilium above a black mask and a white throat. The female is rufous-brown with a buffy supercilium and throat.

Grey Bushchat

Grey Bushchat Female

Grey Bushchat Female II

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