Wildlife : Birdwatching - 1102 🐦


πŸ¦‰ The Siberian stonechat or Asian stonechat (Saxicola maurus)

πŸ“š Saxicola (lat ): saxum rock, stone, -cola inhabitant
πŸ“š maura (lat.): Moorish, black


It is not difficult to photograph these birds, especially in the spring during the mating season. In open spaces, such as fields or meadows, they are clearly visible, because they like to sit on the very top of the tall grass and watch everything that happens.

You know what confused me. Look closely at the first two photos. This bird has a white stripe above the eye. Its presence means that it can be a completely different species - The whinchat (Saxicola rubetra). I haven’t seen anyone like that before. And this stripe should be wider and clearly visible, but in this bird it is barely visible.
And as an example, from the same places, from the same walk, another bird. The head is completely black.



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