Rufous Bush Chat

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Rufous Bush Chat

Medium-sized, strong-billed, long-tailed, and sprightly chat, with posture frequently recalling Wren. Plumage essentially bright rufous- to grey-brown above and buff-white below, with obvious pale supercilium, double wing-bar, and diagnostic orange-rufous tail broadly tipped black and white.

Display flight ‘butterfly-like’. Most characteristically, cocks tail right up over back, producing almost U-shaped bird set up

Seen at both Eskiköy sites in summer

Classification : 

Very Good Chance (VGC) : should see it, fairly common at this site, at this time of year.

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