Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin

Cercotrichas galactotes

(C. g. familiaris)

Armenian Name: Շիկապոչ սոխակ
Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin

See Plate 43 for Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin and other similar species

Resident Status: Breeding bird
Abundance: Uncommon
Length:15 cm, Wing Span:22-27 cm
Distribution Map: Map 235.
Description: Pale slender-bodied bird with strong bill. Long brown-red tail with black and white tips on outer feathers. Gray-brown above with contrasting brown-red rump. Dark eyestripe and white supercilium.
Behavior: Hops or walks on ground under vegetation when feeding.
Habitat: Semidesert, orchards, vineyards.
Food: Invertebrates, seeds, fruits.
Nest: Cup of dry plants in vegetation or crevice of ruins.
Eggs: 21 mm, 4-6, pinkish, brown spots.