A passing migrant from Cyprus and the Akamas peninsula, in rather small numbers. It’s observed mostly singly, in open areas with scattered rocks and rocky sites by the coast. It feeds mainly on insects, small lizards and plant origin food.
It has similar size with the Blue Rock Thrush, with a shorter bill and more upright posture. The colors are very different though. The male has a pale sky-blueish head and bright orange underside, the wings above are dark brown with a prominent white patch in the center. The tail is reddish with a black borderline in the middle.
The female has more dull coloration, brown with orange tint and a striped back and underparts.