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Passeriformes  African Stonechat,Geotagged,Israel,Saxicola torquatus Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Awesome shot, and a nice specie intro. Promoted! Posted 7 years ago

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The African Stonechat is a species of the Old World flycatcher family , inhabiting sub-Saharan Africa and adjacent regions. Like the other chats, it was long assigned to the thrush family , to which the chats are convergent. Its scientific name refer to its appearance and habitat and means "collared rock-dweller": ''Saxicola'' from Latin ''saxum'' + ''incola'' , ''torquatus'', Latin for "collared".

In the past ''S. torquatus'' usually referred to the entire "Common Stonechat" superspecies.. more

Similar species: Passerines
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Uploaded Dec 21, 2012. Captured Nov 22, 2012 08:09 in Tamar Kamal Amar, Julis, Israel.
  • NIKON D3X
  • f/2.8
  • 1/640s
  • ISO400
  • 400mm