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Whinchat

SAXICOLA RUBETRA

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Whinchat

SAXICOLA RUBETRA

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The whinchat is a small, black, white and brown multicolored bird, that has an orange breast. The whinchat feeds on invertebrates which they either pick from the ground or catch from the air.

The whinchat nests on the open ground, like for example in the fields, sedge meadows, roadsides or clear-cut areas that aren’t yet covered with seedlings. The whinchat is found in Europe and West Asia. The species winters in tropical Africa.

The ongoing forest rotation in landscape level ensures that the old, already overgrown clearings are replaced with new, open clearings, that are suitable breeding areas for the whinchat.

Whinchat

SAXICOLA RUBETRA

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1-5y
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6-20y
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21-50y
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