Other Names: European Stonechat
Distribution: northern Eurasia in summer; southern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in winter.
Size: 11-13 cm in length with a 21-23 cm wingspan. Adults weigh 13-17 g.
Plumage: Breeding males have black upperparts, a black head, an orange throat and breast, and a white belly and vent. It also has white half-collar on the sides of its neck, a small white shoulder patch on the wings, and a very small white patch on the rump, which may be streaked with black. Females have a brown upperside and head, and no white neck patches, rump or belly, these areas being streaked dark brown on paler brown with a small white shoulder patch.