Stonechats or Chats (Saxicola)

Stonechats or Chats (Saxicola)

The stonechats or chats (genus Saxicola) comprise a group of small perching birds that are restricted to the Old World.

They inhabit open scrubland and grassland with scattered small shrubs and mostly feed on insects.

African Stonechat

Species list, following Urquhart and Bowley 2002:

Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus picatus)
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