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Saxicola rubicola (European Stonechat)

Wikipedia Abstract

The European stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a subspecies of the common stonechat. Long considered a member of the thrush family, Turdidae, genetic evidence has placed it and its relatives in the Old World flycatcher family, Muscicapidae.
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Adult Weight [1]  14.5 grams
Clutch Size [2]  5
Clutches / Year [1]  2
Fledging [1]  14 days
Incubation [2]  15 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  9 years
Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Male Maturity [1]  1 year

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Al Wathba Wetland Reserve 1236 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates      

Prey / Diet

Apis mellifera (honey bee)[3]
Cryphoeca silvicola[3]
Mesembrina meridiana (Mid-day Fly)[3]
Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades Moth)[3]
Stenurella melanura[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Falco columbarius (Merlin)[3]


Calluna vulgaris (heather)[3]
Cytisus scoparius (Broomtops)[3]
Phleum pratense (common timothy)[3]
Pteridium aquilinum (northern bracken fern)[3]


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2British Trust for Ornithology
3Ecology of Commanster
Protected Areas provided by Ramsar Sites Information Service
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