WINCHAT

(Saxicola rubetra)

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Roberts VI / VII 597 / 781
Clements 2000 142.2190
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 130-140

Rare bird with
 scattered sightings

A small bird (13 to 14 cm), breeding in the western Palaearctic and migrating to Africa. It is rare in southern Africa with scattered sightings. It inhabits moist grassland and eats insects.

List of Stamps showing Whinchat

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Isle of Man     2005 31p
Jersey 1401   2008 39p
Jersey 1406m   2008 39p
Netherland 2080   2001 80c
Yugoslavia 3332   2002 14d