Stonechat, Common Stonechat, European Stonechat German: Sibirisches Schwarzkehlchen
Russian: Черноголовый чекан
Mongolian: Эгэл шулганаа, Хар эрхт
French: Tarier patre
Japanese: ノビタキ (No-bitaki)
Wing span: 16-20 cm
Breeding season: May-August
Egg number: 5-6 (occasionally 3-8)
Egg colour: Moderately greenish-blue with
reddish-brown speckles, spots.
1 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least concern
Food: Insects and their larvae in trees,
bushes and on the ground.
Habitat: Breeding habitats consists of dry
open areas with low scattered shrubby cover in high mountains, meadows at the
edges of mountain forests, forest steppe, and mountain steppe. Female builds
the nest in herbage at the base of a bush, occasionally a little above ground
in dense bush. The nest is a cup of grass, moss, and also occasionally plant
stems and wool.