Stonechat

Saxicola torquata

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The stonechat is always a delight to see in Scilly and are resident here on the islands like much of the West coast of the UK. The males stand out with their orangey-red breast and dark head compared to the more drab looking females, typically seen perched atop scrub vegetation flicking their wings.

Their name-sake call sounds like that of two stones being hit together.

 

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