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StoneChat

A plump little bird slightly smaller than a Robin, it is a resident throughout Britain, particularly in coastal areas. It breeds on heathland and moors, especially where there are prickly shrubs. The male has a velvety black head, white neck and wing patches with an orange breast. Juveniles and females are far duller and speckly. Could easily be confused with a Whinchat which has similar habits, however the Stonechat does not have a whitish eye stripe and lacks the Whinchat’s white sides to the tail. They are frequently seen fluttering their wings while resting.

When Stonechats are moulting they can look very odd and scruffy and have been known to confuse the birdwatchers! The length of the Stonechat is 12.5 cm

This species is insectivorous and therefore feeds mainly on insects, invertebrates, seeds and fruit. Prosecto Insectivorous soft-food mix is a wholesome and nutritious mix rich in natural calcium, lower in iron and contains fruit. It can be fed from a soft-food feeder or a sheltered bird table; it is also suitable for feeding in a small container at the base of shrubs or bushes for the more timid birds to feed.

They may not be frequent visitors to the garden, however, it remains important to put plenty of high-quality food out as you never know one of these little birds might pop by for a visit.

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A plump little bird slightly smaller than a Robin, it is a resident throughout Britain, particularly in coastal areas. It breeds on heathland and moors, especially where there are prickly shrubs. The male has a velvety black head, white neck and wing patches with an orange breast. Juveniles and females are far duller and speckly. Could easily be confused with a Whinchat which has similar habits, however the Stonechat does not have a whitish eye stripe and lacks the Whinchat’s white sides to the tail. They are frequently seen fluttering their wings while resting.

When Stonechats are moulting they can look very odd and scruffy and have been known to confuse the birdwatchers! The length of the Stonechat is 12.5 cm

This species is insectivorous and therefore feeds mainly on insects, invertebrates, seeds and fruit. Prosecto Insectivorous soft-food mix is a wholesome and nutritious mix rich in natural calcium, lower in iron and contains fruit. It can be fed from a soft-food feeder or a sheltered bird table; it is also suitable for feeding in a small container at the base of shrubs or bushes for the more timid birds to feed.

They may not be frequent visitors to the garden, however, it remains important to put plenty of high-quality food out as you never know one of these little birds might pop by for a visit.