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Eastern Stonechat/Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus przewalskii   - Adult female
Eastern Stonechat/Siberian Stonechat
Photographer : © Raj Kamal Phukan
Location :Dibrugarh, Assam, India
Date : 22 October 2010
English synonyms:Stonechat, Common Stonechat, Collared Stonechat, Collared Bushchat, Collared Bush Chat, Collared Indian Bush Chat, Black-headed Chat, Stejneger's Stonechat (stejnegeri), Tibetan Stonechat (przewalskii), Himalayan Stonechat (indicus)
Bird Family :Saxicolini - Robins, Nightingales, Chats, Shamas, Redstarts, Grandala, Forktails, Cochoas & Wheatears
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Early winter migrants, these birds reach Dibrugarh sometime in mid-September and are one of the last to leave. They are a bird photographer's delight but a a birder's nightmare. They often tempt you by perching on great perches and have a high tolerance level giving the perfect photo opportunity. However, they are often distracting when one is chasing some elusive species. - RKP