The common rock thrush (Monticola saxatilis), formerly rufous-tailed rock thrush or rock thrush, is a chat belonging to the family Muscicapidae. It was formerly placed in the family Turdidae. The scientific name is from Latin. Monticola is from mons, montis "mountain", and colere, "to dwell", and saxatilis means "rock-frequenting", from saxum, "stone" .

It breeds in southern Europe across central Asia to northern China. This species is strongly migratory, all populations wintering in Africa south of the Sahara. It is an uncommon visitor to northern Europe. Its range has contracted somewhat at the periphery in recent decades due to habitat destruction. For example, in the early 20th century it bred in the Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska (Poland) where none occur today, but it is not considered globally endangered.
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush
Date Location Count
2021-09-12 09:30Mioto1
2021-09-10 10:40Serra da Freita--turfeiras do planalto2
2021-09-05 13:06Serra do Marão--Pena Suar2
2021-09-04 11:10Arribes del Duero PNat--Mirador de la Casa del Quiquín1
2021-09-03 09:07Somiedo PNat--Veiga la Penouta2
2021-09-01 15:13Babia y Luna PNat--Lago de Babia1
2021-09-10 11:24Somiedo PNat--Lagos de Saliencia2
2021-09-03 10:05Babia y Luna PNat--Riolago-Pueblo y alrededores1
2021-08-28 08:49Babia y Luna PNat--Las Ubiñas1
2021-09-16 18:15Sierra de Béjar-Candelario--Piornal de El Travieso1
2021-09-05 09:54Sierra de Béjar-Candelario--Cuerda de El Calvitero4
2021-09-17 18:30Sierra de Béjar-Candelario--La Covatilla (above 1.400 m.a.s.l.)1
2021-08-28 17:02La Hoya--Melojar-Pinar2
2021-09-05 09:30Puerto del Tremedal1
2021-08-28 10:30Algeciras--Observatorio de Algarrobo1
2021-09-19 12:28Sierra de Grazalema PNat--Mirador Puerto de las Palomas1
2021-08-29 11:00Valdelugueros--Hoces de Valdeteja2
2021-09-01 09:38Puerto de Peñanegra1
2021-08-27 09:38Sª de Gredos--Plataforma1
2021-08-26 09:54Puerto de Mijares1
2021-09-11 03:25Picos de Europa PN--Estación Superior y alrededores, Fuente Dé1
2021-08-26 10:46Picos de Europa PN--Puertos de Áliva
2021-09-04 11:40Vega de Liébana--Puerto de San Glorio1
2021-09-03 11:00Cabrales--Sotres1
2021-08-24 14:10Alto Campoo--Mirador Fuente del Chivo1
2021-08-27 09:31Alto Campoo--Brañavieja1
2021-09-11 09:40Campoo--Sierra de Híjar2
2021-09-08 08:11Sierra de Loja--área General3
2021-09-11 08:18Valle de la Barranca3
2021-08-23 11:15Valle de Lunada--Castro Valnera3
2021-09-04 18:53Valloria1
2021-08-22 08:11Autol--Cortados de Autol1
2021-08-25 09:31Albarracín3
2021-08-26 10:38Selva de Irati ZEC--ermita de la Virgen de las Nieves1
2021-08-26 18:24Montoro de Mezquita--Las Suertes--Teruel--Aragón3
2021-08-26 11:27Portalet1
2021-08-28 11:30Guara PNat--Santa Eulalia la Mayor2
2021-09-11 09:24Ares del Maestrat--Mola d'Ares1
2021-08-22 10:00Cadí-Moixeró PNat --Coll de Pal4
2021-08-30 08:31Observatoire Astronomique du Plateau de Calern (CERGA)1
2021-09-01 14:56Leysin (general area)1
2021-09-10 12:19Monte Bertrand - Briga Alta2
2021-09-05 07:08Campo Imperatore1
2021-08-21 18:00Vikos-Aoos national park (Εθνικό πάρκο Βίκου-Αώου)1
2021-09-04 08:00Göreme Tarihi MP--Zemi Vadi2
2021-09-12 11:39Gevaot Gad NR שמורת גבעות גד1
2021-09-06 11:15Mt. Kabir הר כביר1
2021-09-06 12:48Kfar Adumim כפר אדומים1
2021-09-08 06:32Wadi Meitsar נחל מיצר1
2021-08-22 05:55Nemrut Dağı MP--genel area
2021-08-29 08:00Altındere Vadisi3
2021-08-26 06:00Moryayla1
2021-09-06 12:40tekealtı dağı4
2021-08-22 13:47Gveleti Waterfalls and Alpine Lake2
2021-09-18 06:07Ajban Farms1
2021-08-24 17:29Kirthar NP (please use more precise locations)3