Saxicola rubetra


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Related to Saxicola rubetra: Saxicola torquata
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Noun1.Saxicola rubetra - brown-and-buff European songbird of grassy meadowsSaxicola rubetra - brown-and-buff European songbird of grassy meadows
Old World chat, chat - songbirds having a chattering call
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Kiziroglu (1989) considered Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Alauda arvensis, Ardea cinerea, Botaurus stellaris, Circus aeruginosus, Columba palumbus, Fulica atra, Gallinula chloropus, Haliaeetus albicilla, Lullula arborea, Motacilla cinerea, Otis tarda, Otus scops, Oenanthe oenanthe, Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Podiceps cristatus, Podiceps nigricollis, Rallus aquaticus, Saxicola rubetra, Saxicola torquata, Tachybaptus ruficollis, Turdus philomelos and Vanellus vanellus to be local resident species were identified to be summer migrants, while Aegithalos caudatus, Anser anser, Coccothraustes coccothraustes and Regulus regulus reported to be local residents were found to be winter migrants during the present study.
The wetland habitat types are essential for three especially valuable EU species: - The violet copper (Lycaena helle), a small butterfly, found in Luxemburg only in the wetlands of Eisleck, the populations being rather small and existing only in isolated locations; - The whinchat (Saxicola rubetra), a migrating bird of the family of the Muscicapidae; and - The red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio) a carnivorous passerine, or perching, bird species of the shrike family Laniidae.
The results revealed that 90 per cent of whinchats (Saxicola rubetra), European nightjars (Caprimulgus europaeus) and other rare birds nested in the border zone instead of adjacent farmland, proving the natural reserve's importance to species displaced by intensive agriculture.