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Female stonechat

Observed: 29th March 2013 By: apm299
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Female of a pair of stonechats in a farm field, high on an open hillside.

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chrisbrooks's picture

Name change

They are now Saxicola rubicola, just for your information. I know iSpot uses S. torquata as a default though.

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Saxicla rubicola

Thanks Chris. Always good to be kept informed. Not being strong on Latin, I generally get such information from guidebooks or places like the RSPB website(as in this case). Prompted by your advice, I have had a quick look and can now see the reasons for the distinctions.
Thanks,
Andrew

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Family

According to Wikipedia they are now classified as Muscicapidae, not Turdidae - is that correct?
Carole