A typical Mediterranean bird, this blue rock thrush with its beautiful bluish plumage is present on the islands around Marseilles and the Calanques where it runs along the screen and blocks of rock searching for large insects and lizards.
Small-sized, it is difficult to identify, and mainly found by its melodious song.
Scientific name : Monticola solitarius
Breeding season : August to March
Did you know ?
The male’s plumage is entirely grey whereas that of the female is brown.
- Disturbance by humans during nesting periods
Conservation management initiatives
- Temporary closure of climbing areas
- Channelling of visitors
How can I help to protect it ?
- I stay on the marked trails