Pied Bushchat

Saxicola caprata

Family: Muscicapidae


Habitat: Open areas including scrub, grassland and cultivation

Distribution: Tropical southern Asia from the Greater Middle East through Pakistan, India and Bangladesh eastwards to Indonesia

Diet: Insects

Distinguishing features: Male – black except for white rump, wing patch and lower belly, dark brown iris black bill and legs black; Female – drab brown and slightly streaked

11-Nov-2011 Pied Bushchat (female)

Pic: SK Srinivas

08-Oct-2011 Pied Bushchat (male)