The American Stone chat

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The American Stone chat

John Cassin (1813-1869)
Plate 34, The American Stone chat
From: Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1856
Paper dimensions: 10 ½” x 7 ”
Framed dimensions: 16 ½” x 17 ½”
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The American Stone chat is a small passerine bird that is an insectivore occurring in open scrubland and grassland with scattered small shrubs. This bird is slightly smaller than the European robin. Both sexes have distinctively short wings. They are short-distance migrants or non-migratory. The male's song is high and twittering like a dunnock. Both sexes have a clicking call like stones knocking together.

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