April 12, 2015 – European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)

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These small birds are found in Eurasia and North Africa. They eat invertebrates, fruits, and seeds, searching for insects from a perch, then flying down to pick them from the ground. Nesting on or near the ground, they build a loose cup of grasses and other plant materials, lined with feathers and hair or wool. Only the females incubate the eggs. Their call is often described as sounding like two small stones being struck together.

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