Stonechat

Saxicola torquatus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Code 4

STON

Code 6

SAXTOR

ITIS

HEAD

Stonechat Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Black.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black with white collar.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Stonechat Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 13 cm (5.25 in)
  • Weight: 14 g (0.5 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Orange, White, Black
  • Underparts: White with orange-buff breast.
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Stonechat Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Rather slow flight with shallow wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 22 cm (8.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black with white undertail coverts.
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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