Scientific Name: Saxicola stejnegeri
Malay Name: Murai-Sawah Biasa
Chinese Name: 东亚石䳭
Range: Found from Siberia, northern China, Japan to Korea and winters to southern China and Southeast Asia
Size: 14 cm
Identification: Breeding male has black head, upperparts and wings, broad white patch on side of nape and neck, white wing patch, whitish rump and orange-rufous breast. Female has streaked crown, sandy-brown upperparts and unmarked buffish underparts with rufescent breast. Non-breeding male resembles female but black feather-bases visible on head-sides/throat and lores/chin often all black.
Habitat: Grasslands and other open habitats.
Behaviour/Ecology: Often sits atop an open perch, drops to ground to pick up food and returns to the same perch or one nearby.
Local Status: Rare migrant
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Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Amur Stonechat)
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Amur Stonechat. Retrieved on March 20, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/amur-stonechat.