14 November, 2009

Common Stonechat

Scientific Name: Saxicola torquatus

Population Estimate: 25M - 300M

Range / Habitat: The Common Stonechat is very widespread, occurring all across the Northern Hemisphere from North America, Europe, Asia, as well as throughout the African continent.

Field Notes: The Common Stonechat is a small chunky bird. The male has a black head, an orange breast, a pale belly, a dark tail and a brown back with black streaks. The female is paler and more chestnut in color, with a ginger breast and a pale throat. The juvenile is brown overall with a mottled chest and a pale throat

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