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Grey Bush Chat (Saxicola ferreus) Pictures and Detail - A Bird who loves to be photographed

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Grey Bush Chat (Saxicola ferreus) Pictures and Detail (Click to Tweet)
Chat Birds are very interactive birds and they don't fear you much. Like the Brown Rock Chat which I covered earlier on this blog, Grey Bush Chat is also a very friendly bird and doesn't fear to come close to you. Brown Rock Chat is found in lower parts of India while Grey Bush Chat is a Himalayan Bird and I found it in Himachal Pradesh near Baijnath.
The scientific name of Grey Bush Chat is Saxicola Ferreus and they belong to Muscicapidae family. It is found mainly in the Himalayan region including countries like India, China, Nepal, Thailand and up to Taiwan. The size of the Grey Bush Chat is similar to Brown Rock Chat (14-16 cm long). However, its color is Black and grey. 

The Top of Grey Bush Chat is Black/grayish while its bottom is white or whitish-grey. There is a black patch around their eyes. The female birds are dull brown. These birds can be seen around fields, the human population, and near forests…

Brown Rock (Indian) Chat (Cercomela fusca) and Detail (Beautiful small Brown Bird)

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Brown Rock (Indian) Chat Pictures and Detail
Brown Rock Chat is a one of common bird, we can observe these small brown birds even in urban areas. Brown Rock Chat is also called Indian Chat because it is mainly found in central and northern India. The scientific name of Indian chat is Cercomela fusca and it belongs to chat (Saxicolinae) subfamily of birds. 
My encounter with Brown Rock Chat is very common because a pair of this bird lives near my home and I constantly get a chance to see them. I mostly see them in pairs and they don't mind coming close to me. They also enjoy me capturing their pictures and allow me to come close to them.



Sometimes, we even find this bird making sweet calls as shown in the picture below. These small brown birds are capable of making eight different types of calls like threat call, territorial call etc.
Brown Rock Chat mainly eats insects and we can find them looking for insects on the ground or in wall holes. These birds are mainly found in the plains …