Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin
Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin
Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin
Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin
Scientific Name 
Cercotrichas galactotes
Arabic Name 
Kuwaiti name 
15.0 cm
Least Concern
Kuwait Specialty


Common passage migrant and uncommon summer visitor; breeds in Kuwait. Commonly seen on passage wherever thickets or bushes exist. Discovered breeding in the first years of 2000 at Abu Halifa, Abdaly, the Jahra area, Doha Nature Reserve and other sites.
Where in Kuwait 
It is a bird of dry open country with bushes and shrubs and is found in desert areas, coastal zones, farmlands and around inland pools
In the world 
It has an extremely large range and a population that is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats. It breeds around the Mediterranean and east to Pakistan. It is partially migratory, wintering in east Africa and India and is a very rare visitor to northern Europe. The long rufous tail is frequently fanned and often cocked, showing the black and white tips of the tail feathers
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation