Stonechat - Saxicola torquata
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".