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Siberian Stonechat
Siberian Stonechat

The Siberian Stonechat or Asian Stonechat is a species of the Old World flycatcher family. It breeds in temperate Asia and easternmost Europe and winters in the Old World tropics.

It resembles its closest living relative the European Stonechat, but is typically darker above and paler below, with a white rump and whiter under parts with less orange on the breast. The male in breeding plumage has black upperparts and head (lacking the brownish tones of the European Stonechat), a conspicuous white collar, scapular patch and rump, and a restricted area of orange on the throat.

The female has pale brown upperparts and head, white neck patches (not a full collar), and a pale, unstreaked pinkish-yellow rump.

The Siberian Stonechat is insectivorous. It breeds in open rough scrubland or rough grassland with scattered shrubs. The birds seem to avoid even cool temperate conditions and stay up north only during the hot continental summer.

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