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Stonechat

Observed: 20th January 2012 By: pirayaguarapirayaguara’s reputation in Birdspirayaguara’s reputation in Birdspirayaguara’s reputation in Birdspirayaguara’s reputation in Birds
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chrisbrooks's picture

Detail

A really lovely detailed image, how close we're you?

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About 2m - they are really

About 2m - they are really tame here

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Scientific name.

The spelling of the scientific name of Stonechat was 'corrected' to Saxicola torquatus some time ago, and the species has now been split into three different species:

African Stonechat, which retains the name S. torquatus
European Stonechat, S. rubicola
and Siberian Stonechat, S. maura
(all three are polytypic, containing at least two subspecies).
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1474-919X.2011.01155.x/pdf