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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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| From the east, a probable Siberian Stonechat was a great find on Bardsey, the fifth record for the island.
At its peak before 2010, more than 275 pairs of stonechats were recorded in the Lancashire Bird Atlas, but they feared this number was halved by the two big freezes.
Trappschuh, "Seasonal and diel variation of hormone metabolites in European stonechats: on the importance of high signal-to-noise ratios in noninvasive hormone studies," Journal of Biological Rhythms, vol.
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.
Siberian stonechats, pictured right, are insect eaters and normally breed in temperate Asia and eastern Europe.
But you never know and for the romantic birdwatcher such as my husband, the little brown birds may appear to be linnets, stonechats, pipits and goldcrests, but we can't be sure one might not just turn out to be a Icterine Warbler.
A molecular phylogeny of stonechats and related turdids inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences and genomic fingerprinting by ISSR-PCR.
Stonechats spend winter in the open country, both coastal and inland.
Heathland is a crucial habitat for red grouse, curlews, stonechats, windchats, meadow pipits and skylarks.
Song-rates and parental care by individual male stonechats (Saxicola torquata).
Weight differences, brood reduction, and sibling competition among nestling Stonechats Saxicola torquata (Aves: Turdidae).