ChatOne of the smaller members of the thrush family (Turdidae). The name refers to the Whinchat Saxicola rubetra and the Stonechat S. torquata, but it may be more loosely applied to cover such birds as the Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus and the Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe.
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From Peter Weaver's Birdwatcher's Dictionary
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