Stonechat

Other Names: European Stonechat

Distribution: northern Eurasia in summer; southern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in winter.

European Stonechat distribution range map

Description:

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.

Species image
Stonechat

Stonechat

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
currants
nut-meal
raisins
Regions
alaska
california
new brunswick
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
Forests
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
orange
black
white
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
thrushes - turdidae
Bird Species