Alternative names: Canary Island Chat; Canary Islands Bush Chat; Fuerteventura Stonechat
- Saxicola dacotiae
11–12·5 cm (4¼-5 in)
- Dark brown
- Blackish head and back streaks
- White supercilium
- White neck sides
- Pale orangey-chestnut breast
- Duller and paler underside
- Whitish belly
- Dark rump and tail
- White tail pattern (visible in flight)
- White wing band
Female: similar but duller
- Brown, black-streaked head
- Lacks white neck patch
There are 2 subspecies:
- S. d. dacotiae:
- S. d. murielae:
- Formerly Canary Islands (Montaña Clara and Allegranza). Extinct
Ravines, deserts, rocky slopes with fairly sparse shrubby vegetation.
Their main diet consists of invertebrates, such as caterpillars, ants, some flies, centipedes, beetles and spiders.
The 4-5 eggs are incubated for 13 days. The generally raise 2 broods per year.
The timing of their breeding effort is linked to the rains.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Canary Islands Stonechat. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 9 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Canary_Islands_Stonechat
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