Saxicola torquata – CLOCHDAR Y CERRIG – Breeding resident
Saxicola maurus/stejnegeri – Clochdar y Cerrig Siberia – Very rare vagrant Stejneger’s stonechat was generally considered a subspecies of either common stonechat (as Saxicola torquatus stejnegeri) or Siberian stonechat (as Saxicola maurus stejnegeri), but recent genetic evidence has shown that it is distinct, and so it is now accepted as a distinct species. 1986 – […]
Saxicola torquata – CLOCHDAR Y CERRIG – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 71 96 Breeding probable 24 58 Breeding possible 31 13 No of tetrads occupied 126 (of 478) 167 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 26.4% 34.1% The perky male Stonechat with its black head, ruddy breast and “tack–tack” call, […]
Saxicola torquata – CLOCHDAR Y CERRIG – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 71 Breeding probable 24 Breeding possible 31 No of tetrads occupied 126 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 26.4% Mathew (1894) said “this little species is so numerous, to be seen everywhere by the roadside, perched on the furze on every common, on the […]
Saxicola torquata – CLOCHDAR Y CERRIG – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Stonechats were present in all coastal 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square. The darkest blue represents over 5 birds seen in a day. Winter […]
Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Stonechat in Pembrokeshire
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Saxicola rubicola – A common resident. This pretty little species is so numerous, to be seen everywhere, by the roadside, perched on the furze on every common, on the coast as well as far inland, that it is well entitled to be considered one of our characteristic county birds. Mr. Dix states that it is to be found ” particularly […]