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Blue rock thrush

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The blue rock thrush (Monticola solitarius) is a species of chat. This thrush-like Old World flycatcher was formerly placed in the family Turdidae. It breeds in southern Europe, northwest Africa, and from Central Asia to northern China and Malaysia. The blue rock thrush is the official national bird of Malta (the word for it in Maltese being Merill) and was shown on the Lm 1 coins that were part of the country's former currency.

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Blue rock thrush
Male M. s. solitarius
Female M. s. solitarius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Monticola
M. solitarius
Binomial name
Monticola solitarius
Range of M. solitarius
  Vagrant (seasonality uncertain)

Turdus solitarius Linnaeus, 1758