Definition of whinchat in English:


Line breaks: whin|chat
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪntʃat


  • A small Eurasian and North African songbird related to the stonechat, with a brown back and orange-buff underparts.
    • Saxicola rubetra, family Turdidae
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    • Insect life is increasing rapidly, encouraging birds such as snipe, curlew, grasshopper warbler, sedge warbler, and whinchat.
    • Evidence of breeding for both wheatears and whinchats would be particularly welcomed by the County Recorder!
    • Plenty stonechats, whinchats, wheatear, both adults and young were abundant in numbers.


late 17th century: from whin1 + chat2.

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