Europian Stonchat


Europian Stonchat has a clicking call like stones knocking together.

How does the bird appear…

Male-It shows black head and black upper parts. Throat and breast are orange. Abdomen and vent are white. It has white collar on both sides of neck. It has a small white scapular patch on the wings, and a very small white patch on the rump often streaked with black.

Female- Female has brown head and brown upper parts.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It prefers open, arid areas with shrubs, bushes, stones. It is also seen at  dry plains, grassy hillsides, woodland edges etc.


It feeds on insects, larvae, beetles, flies, bugs etc. They also take seeds and fruits.

Breeding & Nesting

Breeding season varies depending upon range. Nest is a deep cup like structure. Incubation period is of about 15 days.


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