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Related to whinchat: Tree Pipit, stonechat, Eurasian Blackbird


 (wĭn′chăt′, hwĭn′-)
A small brownish songbird (Saxicola rubetra) of Eurasia and Africa, having a buff breast and a broad white stripe above the eye.


(Animals) an Old World songbird, Saxicola rubetra, having a mottled brown-and-white plumage with pale cream underparts: subfamily Turdinae (thrushes)
[C17: from whin1 + chat1]


(ˈʰwɪnˌtʃæt, ˈwɪn-)

a small Old World thrush, Saxicola rubetra, having a buff-colored breast and white patches in the tail.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whinchat - brown-and-buff European songbird of grassy meadowswhinchat - brown-and-buff European songbird of grassy meadows
Old World chat, chat - songbirds having a chattering call


[ˈwɪnˌtʃæt] n (Zool) → staccino
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Cuckoo numbers have fallen by almost half since 1995, wood warblers have seen numbers fall by 60 per cent and whinchat and yellow wagtail populations have dropped by 55 per cent.
It had already departed, but the walk to Carmel Head featured plenty of migrants, with whinchat, marsh harrier and golden plovers, plus at least 60 whimbrel, one with coloured rings hatched in Sweden.
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