The Stonechat is similar to the Whinchat but is generally darker in appearance and looks less slender.
In the spring and summer, the male has a black head and orange-red under parts. The back and wings are dark brown. There are white patches on each side of its neck, rump and wings. At other times of the year the male is duller.
The female does not have a black head, the white neck patch is less distinct and the plumage looks generally faded compared with the male.
Unlike the Whinchat, Stonechats do not have a stripe above the eye
(i.e. super cilium).
I have enjoyed painting this robin type stonechat bird.
Daler Line & Wash Card Mounted With Hollingsworth Paper, Watercolour, Artistic Hand.