Monticola solitarius   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

Image copyrights: Pbase

Size: 23 cm

Male bright indigo blue. Female grey-brown above, whitish below cross-barred with dark brown, and with a pale wing-bar.

Nesting: Season- In Kashmir, Garhwal, etc., the Indian race pandoo breeds between 2000 to 3000 m. April to June.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Blue Rock (English)
• Blue Rock - Thrush
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• Goa INDIA (Record: 02/01/1969)
• Goa, Terekhol INDIA
• Goa, Morjim INDIA
• Goa, Chapora INDIA
• Goa, Baga INDIA
• Goa, Fort Aguada INDIA
• Goa, Dona Paula INDIA
• Goa, Cabo de Rama INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at -
  • Lainer, H (2004) Birds of Goa : A reference book The Goa Foundation, Goa 244 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • PBase Available at -
  • Ali, S (1977) The book of Indian birds Bombay Natural History Society 175 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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