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European Stonechat

(Saxicola rubicola)
German name(s): "Schwarzkehlchen"
Size: 11.5-13 cm; wing span 18-21 cm
Weight: 13-17 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See European Stonechat at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male European Stonechat (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2015]

Frontal/ventral view of a male European Stonechat (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2018]

Lateral view of a male European Stonechat with, for comparison, an European Goldfinch (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, December 2014]

Dorsal view of a male European Stonechat (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, March 2018]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female European Stonechat taking a bath (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, October 2015]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of a first-winter male European Stonechat (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, September 2018]

Lateral view of a first-winter female European Stonechat (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a first-winter female European Stonechat (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2018]

Dorsal view of a first-winter female European Stonechat (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, December 2014]

Near-frontal view of a juvenile European Stonechat (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, April 2017]

Male European Stonechat with two juveniles (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, June 2015]

Near-dorsal view of a juvenile European Stonechat (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, January 2018]

Lateral view of a fledgling European Stonechat (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, March 2015]

Food, Diet

Near-dorsal view of a male European Stonechat with its prey, possibly a moth (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2015]

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