Classification
Gaviiformes
Podicipediformes
Pelecaniformes
Ciconiiformes
Phoenicopteriformes
Anseriformes
Falconiformes
Galliformes
Gruiformes
Charadriiformes
Columbiformes
Cuculiformes
Strigiformes
Caprimulgiformes
Apodiformes
Coraciiformes
Upupiformes
Piciformes
Passeriformes
Saxicola insignis


  • White-throated Bushchat, Hodgson’s Bushchat
  • Saxiola insignis Gray, 1846
  • Passeriformes - Turdidae
  • Өгөөлэй шулганаа


Status: Rare species. According to the IUCN Red List categories and criteria, the species evaluated as- Near Threatened.


Distribution and Range: Winters in Southeastern Altai, Siikhem range, northwestern parts of the China, Himalaya mountain range in Indo-China peninsula, Nepal, North Bengal. In Mongolia: Distributed throughout high mountain ranges of Altai and Khangai. In the Mongolian Altai Range system: Siilkhem, Tsast, Munkhairkhan, Khokh Serkh, Khasagtkhairkhan mountains and estuaries of the Borig, Khujirt, Bodonch Rivers, and Ulaan Davaa Crossing; In the Khangai Mountain Range: Otgontenger, Chuluut, Buyant, Bumbat, Bogd, Zavkhan, Shargaljuut and Ongiin Rivers, in areas with elevation above 2100m.


Habitat: High mountains, taiga, mountain-steppes and wetland damp meadows. These species nest and forage in Mongol Altai at elevation of 2500-3100m above sea level (a.s.l), at Munkhkhairkhan at 2800-3100m a.s.l., at the Dayan Nuur at 2600m, Ulaan Davaa crossing and the Bodonch river mouth at 2600m a.s.l., Khangai Mountain at 2400-2600m a.s.l.


Population and Threats: Population not assessed. Extreme air and soil temperature fluctuations, sudden drops of temperature at high mountains negative affects eggs and chicks survival and development.


Conservation measures: Included as Rare animal in the Annex to the Mongolian Government Resolution #7 (2012). Most of the nesting habitats are included within the NSPAN.


Further actions: Study its distribution, population abundance, reproductive biology, create and implement a conservation management plan for high altitude birds, raise public awareness.


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