Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)

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Mar 15, 2003
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The image was shot in Malaysia at 11.11am, nice number!:)

This Common Stonechat was holding on to some grasses near a plant where a White-throated Kingfisher was perching. Harlequin and myself was leaving a location when we came across these birds. The encounter with the Common Stonechat was brief but we managed to squeeze off a few shots (and yes(!) with food). The White-throated Kingfisher? Well, it flew off before we could approach it…..

From the field guide to birds of South-East Asia by Craig Robson, it is also an uncommon visitor to Singapore. I believe this is a female and it certainly looked smaller than 14cm (figure from guide book) to my eyes. My first Common Stonechat. Hope to share them with friends in this Forum.


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