Name: Whinchat

Scientific name: Saxicola rubetra

Type: Chat

Color: Black,Orange,White

Habitat: Desert,Fields

Size: 14cm

Conservation status:

Passage Migrant


Small, short-tailed chat with less upright stance, slightly smaller head and longer primary projection than Stonechat. Told from Stonechat by combination of streaked brownish rump and white sides to base of tail; male also has bold, clear-cut white supercilium and white stripe between blackish sides of head and orangey throat; female duller with paler throat and browner sides of head; white spot on primary-coverts visible, particularly in flight (can be almost absent in some 1st autumn birds).

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