Réunion stonechat

Réunion stonechat

Réunion stonechat

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Saxicola tectes

The Réunion stonechat (Saxicola tectes ) is a species of stonechat, endemic to the island of Réunion. This small passerine bird is common in clearings and open mountain bushlands there.

Appearance

Overall, the male is black above and white below, but also with a white supercilium (sometimes absent), half-collar, and greater covert patch, and a variable-sized orange patch on the breast. Females differ from males in being browner above, more buff-toned below, and often lacking the white greater covert patch. The white throat and (usually white) supercilium are the most prominent external differences from the African stonechat S. torquatus, which has a wholly black head including the throat and supercilium.

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Bird's call

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References

1. Réunion stonechat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Réunion_stonechat
2. Réunion stonechat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22710197/94238498
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/472178

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