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“Saxicola Rubicola”

The Stonechat is a small passerine about the size of a robin. Males  have a black head and orange breast and a brown mottled back and white around the side of the neck.

The call resembles two stones being tapped together.

They are often seen at the top of a low bush.

They eat seeds, berries, and invertebrates.

They measure 12.5cm in length 

They have a wingspan of between 18 and 21cm 

They weigh in at between 13 and 17g.

There are 60,000 breeding pairs in the uk.

They can be seen all year round.