Stonechat

Stone"chat`

(?), n. [Stone + chat.] [So called from the similarity of its alarm note to the clicking together of two pebbles.] (Zol.) (a) A small, active, and very common European singing bird (Pratincola rubicola); -- called also chickstone, stonechacker, stonechatter, stoneclink, stonesmith. (b) The wheatear. (c) The blue titmouse.
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The name is sometimes applied to various species of Saxicola, Pratincola, and allied genera; as, the pied stonechat of India (Saxicola picata).
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