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Rock thrushes
File:Monticola rupestris.jpg
Male Short-toed Rock Thrush, Monticola brevipes
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Superfamily: Muscicapoidea
Family: Muscicapidae
Subfamily: Saxicolinae
Genus: Monticola
F. Boie, 1822

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The rock thrushes, Monticola, are a genus of chats, medium-sized mostly insectivorous or omnivorous songbirds. They were in former times placed in the thrush family Turdidae but actually belong in the closely related Muscicapidae. All are Old World birds, and most are associated with mountainous regions.

Three of the species are sometimes separated in Pseudocossyphus.

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