Blue rock thrush


Hindi Name- Kashmiri kasturi

Blue-rock thrush got its name from distinctive deep blue colouration of the male. It is small and attractive bird.

How does the bird appear…

Breeding male has all blue-grey plumage apart from its darker wings.  Female is much less striking, with dark brown upperparts, and paler brown scaly underparts.

Juveniles are similar to females.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is found on cliffs, in rocky valleys and gorges, on crags, outcrops, sea cliffs and rocky coasts.


It is omnivorous. It feeds on insects, small reptiles, seeds and berries.

Breeding & Nesting

Breeding period is from April to May. It breeds in open mountainous areas.  It nests in rock cavities and walls. Incubation period is of 12-15 days.

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