Stonechat- Western Isles Bird Sightings
Stonechats - robin sized dumpy birds. Males have striking black heads with white around the side of their necks, orange-red breasts and mottled brown backs. Females lack the male's black head, but have brown backs and an orange tinge to their chests
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Stonechat - Isle of Lewis and Harris Bird Sightings - Western Isles
The name stonechat derives from the sounds the cry is a sharp loud call that sound like two stones being tapped together. It has a series of double notes. Stonechats are to be seen in The Western Isles - lovely little robin like birds - the stonechats are slightly shorter and rounder than the whinchats.