Genus Saxicola

Pied Bushchat - The Pied Bushchat is a small passerine bird found ranging from West and Central Asia to South and Southeast Asia. About sixteen subspecies are recognized through its wide range with many island forms. It is a familiar bird of countryside and open scrub or grassland where it is found perched at the top of short thorn trees or other shrubs, looking out for insect prey. They pick up insects mainly from the ground, and were, like other chats, placed in the thrush family Turdidae, but are now considered as Old World flycatchers.


Fuerteventura Chat - The Fuerteventura Chat is a small passerine bird that was classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher in the Muscicapidae. It, and similar small European species, are often called chats. It was included in the "Common Stonechat" , but it is quite distinct; it is likely to be an insular derivative of ancestral European Stonechats that colonised the islands some 1-2 mya, during the Early Pleistocene .

Saxicola ferreus - It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Republic of India, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.


Timor Bushchat - The White-bellied Bushchat is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and dry savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss.


Hodgson's Bushchat - Hodgson's Bushchat breeds in the alpine or sub-alpine meadows and scrub in the mountains of Mongolia and adjacent parts of Russia. It winters in the Terai of Nepal and northern India in wet and dry grasslands, reeds and tamarisks along riverbeds, and also in sugarcane fields.


Saxicola macrorhynchus - Stoliczka's Bushchat, Saxicola macrorhynchus, is an Old World flycatcher in the genus Saxicola. It is also known as the White-browed Bushchat. The name is after the discoverer, geologist and explorer Ferdinand Stoliczka.

Whinchat - Its scientific name means "reddish rock-dweller", in reference to its habitat and overall coloration. Saxicola derives from Latin saxum + incola . rubetra is Latin for "colored reddish" or "reddish-hued".

Reunion Stonechat - It has for some time been included in the "Common Stonechat" , but it is well distinct; it is an insular derivative of the African Stonechat. Its ancestors diverged from the sub-Saharan African lineage as it spread across the continent some 2-2.5 mya during the Late Pliocene.

Stonechat - 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".

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Muscicapidae
Genus : Saxicola