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Common stonechat female

Saxicola torquata


Male has black head,white patch on neck,orange breast and whitish rump.female has streaked upper parts and orange on breast and rump. winter visitor throughout india.can be seen in scrubs,reed beds and cultivation.feeds on insects and watches its prey from a reed stem or bush top,flicking its tail up and down.


spotted near paddy field


There are several reasons why birds regurgitate.some species of birds regurgitate to feed young ones,some species regurgitate the undigested matter,like bones ,feather,fur and skull.some species of birds regurgitate pellets few hours after a heavy meal. This image shows the bird regurgitating a pellet.

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SaswatMishra 6 years ago

Please add every great spotting made in INDIA in this mission. Thank you

Guru MG
Guru MG 6 years ago

Thanks AshleyT

AshleyT 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Guru MG
Guru MG 6 years ago

Thanks Ava T-B .

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Guru MG, I added a reference about pellets.

Guru MG
Guru MG 6 years ago

Thanks Nayeli.
@ Ava T-B Thanks .....added the description and notes,also few images.

Nayeli 6 years ago

Great capture!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Guru MG, if you add a reference and more description and notes (especially about regurgitating pellets), I'd like to nominate this spotting for a SOTW. You've caught such an interesting behavior.

Guru MG
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Guru MG

Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Jan 27, 2016
Submitted on Jan 28, 2016

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