Saxicola: Stonechats or Chats


African StonechatThe stonechats or chats ( genus Saxicola) comprises a group of small perching birds that is restricted to the Old World.

They inhabit open scrubland and grassland with scattered small shrubs, and mostly feed on insects.


Species list, following Urquhart and Bowley 2002:

Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus picatus)



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