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stonechat

Syllabification: stone·chat
Pronunciation: /ˈstōnˌCHat
 
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Definition of stonechat in English:

noun

A small Old World songbird of the thrush subfamily, having bold markings and a call that sounds like two stones being knocked together.
Example sentences
  • This companionship extended into early summer when the stonechat family was fed both in and out of the nest by the lonely Dartford.
  • Forays off the beaten path led me to a common stonechat, a white wagtail, a plain leaf warbler, and a number of species in the shrike family; great grey shrike, masked shrike, and red-backed shrike.
  • Migratory stonechats, Saxicola torquata, established territories as apparent male and female pairs on their wintering grounds in Israel.

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