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stonechat

an Old World songbird, Saxicola torquata, having a black plumage with a reddish-brown breast: subfamily Turdinae (thrushes)
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Taxonomists have been busy with Asian stonechats, so the identification of this bird may be clarified in an Aberdeen University laboratory where Llandudno-raised Prof Martin Collinson will analyse its DNA from a dropping collected by Bird Observatory staff.
or Calandrella brachydactyla Canario, Serinus serinus Serin milheira, milheirinha, serzino Carrica, Troglodytes Eurasian wren carricinha troglodytes Cartaxo Saxicola torquata Common stonechat Cascarrolho Lanius senator Woodchat Cegonha Ciconia ciconia shrike Chasco Oenanthe oenan- Stork the or O.
(Although their postings to Sharjah overlapped for some five months, there is no indication that the young American and the Station Manager knew each other, let alone discovered their shared interest in wildlife.) Among the bird species that he mentions finding in the desert and wadis inland from the airfield, in addition to vultures, are the houbara bustard, desert lark, kingfisher, sandpiper, blue jay [Indian roller], hoopoe, blue-headed wagtail, desert wheatear, stonechat, small white owl, [presumably little owl] and a species of nightjar.
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APP learnt on Friday that Hazarganji Chiltan National Park Quetta that stretches over 32,500 acres of land, habitats a large number of species of animals and birds including -Chiltan wildgoat or Markhor, Suleiman Markhor, Urial sheep, wolf, Jackal, Red fox, and Desert hare, species of birds include Houbara bustard, Griffon vulture, Egyptian vulture, Honey buzzard, Laggar falcon, Peregrine falcon, Kestrel, Indian sparrow hawk, Scops owl, Common cuckoo, European bee-eater, Rock partridge, European nightjar, Long-billed pipit, Orphean warbler, Variable wheatear, Blue rock thrush, Stonechat, and Lichtensteins desert finch and reptiles- Monitor lizard, Russells viper, Saw scaled viper and Spiny tailed lizard.
Bee-bird has covered chiffchaff, green woodpecker, spotted flycatcher, whitethroat and willow-warbler, and blackcap served for bullfinch, stonechat, reed-bunting, and three kinds of tit, as well as the eponymous warbler itself, Sylvia atricapilla.
He said some smallbodied species that rely heavily on insects for food such as the stonechat and wren were among the hardest hit by the snow.
I had an idea what my bird was and it was indeed a stonechat, a most delightful feathered creature that can be found on moors and also on the coast.
Kyra caught the wildlife photography bug from grandfather George Sudlow and took her winning shot of a male stonechat bird when they both visited Cresswell Ponds nature reserve on Druridge Bay.
Directly benefit through habitat restoration several resident breeding birds listed in Annex I of the Birds Directive, including little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), bluethroat (Luscinia svecica), spotted crake (Porzana porzana), black-necked grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) and stonechat (Saxicola rubicola), and also for wintering and migrating birds who use the area for resting and foraging, such as the tundra bean goose (Anser serrirostris), the white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons) and the common crane (Grus grus).
Tough and compact, gorse is a key harsh weather refuge for birds such as Linnet and Stonechat. It is also unexpectedly associated with romance; an old saying states, 'When gorse is in bloom, kissing's in season'.
There are evidences through playback studies conducted by Ryden (1978) and Greig-Smith (1980) that showed that great tit (Parus major) and stonechat (Saxicola torquata) nestlings, respectively, suppressed begging after hearing playbacks of alarm calls.