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|Stonechat (Saxicola torquata), male|
The genus Saxicola, the stonechats or chats, is a genus of 14 species of small passerine birds restricted to the Old World. They are insectivores of open scrubland and grassland with scattered small shrubs.
Genetic evidence presented in the recent monograph by Urquhart & Bowley 2002 strongly supports the splitting of the Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata sensu lato) into three species, African Stonechat (S. torquata), European Stonechat (S. rubicola) and Asian Stonechat (S. maura). This treatment is likely to become standard in the future.
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Preciosa composición e interesantes colores.
Saludos Angelo: J. Ignasi.
Nice composition,Gr8 shot.
- [2011-05-19 1:43]
Brilliant and perfect composition. Wonderful background and color interplay with good sharpness.