A resident bird and migrant breeder for Cyprus and the Akamas peninsula. It’s observed singly or in pairs, in rocky sites from sea level (including islets) up to the higher elevations of the island, usually in areas with cliffs, canyons, big boulders, even in stone made villages, ruins etc.
It feeds mostly with insects, small lizards and food of plant origin. It’s similar in size with the Song Thrush, but with different proportions and very different coloration. It has a big head and a long black bill in relation with its body, a relatively long tail and a more slender and elongated body.
The color of the male is dark sky-blue, but from a distance it might look more like black. The female is dark brown, with wavy stripes on the underparts.