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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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Five upland species have been added to the red list - the curlew, dotterel, whinchat, grey wagtail and merlin, bringing the number of species found in upland areas that are in trouble to 12.
Nathan McGrail, 25, of Whinchat Avenue, Newton, is charged with conspiring to transfer criminal property.
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Impact of grassland farming intensification on the breeding ecology of an indicator insectivorous passerine, the Whinchat Saxicola rubetra: lessons for overall alpine meadowland management.
The moors are home to bird species, such as merlin, golden plover, curlew, peregrine falcon, lapwing, dunlin snipe, redshank, common sand-piper, short -eared owl, whinchat, wheatear, ring ouzel and twite.
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.
On NNRs up and down the country, spring sees the return of migratory waders such as golden plover and curlew, while whinchat and ring ouzel start to appear on our upland heaths and moors.
A tree was blown down in Whinchat Grove, Spennells, Kidderminster, damaging three cars and a garage.
Pen y Gogarth (The Great Orme) hosted Tree Pipit, Redstarts, Whinchat and Yellow Wagtails at the weekend, while Ruff, Sandwich Terns and more Redstarts were at RSPB Conwy.