Stonechat - Saxicola torquata

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Common name: Stonechat

Scientific name: Saxicola torquata

Accession number: 149

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

"The Saxicola .. are generally, as their name implies, inhabitants of rocky or stony places, although some frequent also open pastures. .. They nestle among stones , in crevices of rocks, or in holes in the ground, whether made by quadrupeds or not".

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