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African Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus)

African Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus)

Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata) - ssp torquata

Class: Aves
Family: Muscicapidae
Common Name: African Stonechat
Genus: Saxicola
Species Name: torquatus

About The African Stonechat

Stonechats eat insects. They use a vantage point to track the surroundings for food. At the same time, they run the risk of being grabbed by a raptor. Stonechats have a long nesting season, extending far into August. They bulid their nest in bushy or fallow terrains in the dunes and heath fields. During the winter, they usually fly to western and southern Europe.

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Trips Where Observed

Africa: Eastern and Southern
Africa: Egypt and Ethiopia
Kenya Solar Eclipse
Uganda and stops between

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