rock thrush


any of several Old World thrushes of the genus Monticola, usually having bluish plumage, especially M. saxatilis, of Europe.

Origin of rock thrush

First recorded in 1775–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for rock thrush

  • The rock-thrush is more alpine and confined (here as elsewhere) exclusively to the higher sierra.

    Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
  • The rock-thrush is also endowed with a lovely wild song, quite low and simple, but replete with a fine high-tops quality.

    Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
  • On May 18 we obtained here a nest of the rock-thrush with five beautiful greenish-blue eggs.

    Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
  • The chief bird-forms of the high sierra were ravens and choughs, ring-ouzels, rock-thrush and black-chat (Dromolaea leucura).

    Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman