Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Blue Rock Thrush


Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius (immature male - Jeju Island, January 2009)
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius (female - Jeju Island, January 2009)
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius (scruffy male fledgling - Jeju Island, May 6, 2009)
Blue Rock Thrush (my spirit guide, after all) being artfully applied to my back during a charity beach volleyball tournament...
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius (female - Deokjeok Island, March 2008)
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius (immature male, note the scaling - Jeju Island, South Korea, September 2009)
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius (male - Jeju Island, April 2009)
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius (immature male -Jeju Island, February 2009)
  I have been on Geoje-do for almost a month now, and I've yet to see a Blue Rock Thrush.  This strikes me as odd, as this island seems to possess a solid array of suitable coastal habitat.  On Jeju-do, I saw these active and outgoing birds perched very regularly year round, even in parks and in the city, and once hunting in the indoor parking garage at a Home Plus (a large department store)!  I'm getting a motorcycle soon, so hopefully I'll find where these guys are hiding on Geoje as my range expands.

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