Alternative name: Stoliczka's Bushchat
- Saxicola macrorhynchus
17 cm (6¾ in)
Males in summer plumage blackish above and white below with a buff-tinged breast; also white supercilium, scapulars, primary coverts, upper tail coverts, and inner webs of the tail feathers.
Females, juveniles and winter males buffy-brown above, and pale buff where summer males are white (except inner webs of the tail feathers, white in males at all times).
Very similar to Whinchat but slightly larger, more attenuated and longer-tailed.
Winters in northwestern India and eastern Pakistan in Indus valley lowlands. Breeding grounds not known, and few recent records of summer males. Formerly more widespread, thought to be breeding possibly in northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan, but no nest has ever been found.
Dry grassland and shrubby vegetation, dry semi desert areas. Threatened because of agricultural intensification and encroachment.
Similar to Whinchat.
Their diet consists mostly of insects, particularly beetles and ants, also flying insects.
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