Saxicola maurus (Pallas, 1773)
Family: Passeriformes > Turdidae
Similar to our Stonechat but with some subtle plumage differences, Siberian Stonechat was only relatively recently recognised as a distinct species. As the name suggests, this is the eastern cousin of our more familiar Stonechat, and is a very rare visitor to Britain & Ireland.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.
|Schedule 1 license required (to disturb)||No|
|Birds Directive Annex 1||No|
This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
|No. occupied in winter||3|
|% occupied in winter||0.1|
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
Siberian Stonechat is a scarce autumn vagrant.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Siberian Stonechat, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||5-letter code: | Euring: 11394|
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