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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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| A Whinchat and two Green Sandpipers also visited Cors Ddyga, while a Spotted Redshank is in Foryd Bay.
As can be seen from Dave Pearce's excellent photo, the male whinchat has a prominent white stripe above its eye and a smaller one below, while it has an orange brown breast.
Here Heronsgate Primary School, Whinchat Road, London, SE28 0EA, is put into focus to show its scores in relation to other schools in the area.
| The top five most "valued" species by population decline: 1 Turtle dove; 2 Grey partridge; 3 Whinchat; 4 Starling; 5 Cur lew.
The contract also requires surveys of breeding waders, 'dispersed wintering waterbird species', Whinchat, and a review of existing data.
The kittiwake and whinchat have alarmingly jumped from the Green list to the Red list, highlighting the pressures affecting our breeding seabirds and upland birds.
Nathan McGrail, 25, of Whinchat Avenue, Newton, is charged with conspiring to transfer criminal property.
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.