Fuerteventura Chat (Saxicola dacotiae)
Species
Fuerteventura Chat (Saxicola dacotiae). Female. Taken at Barranco Cabras, Fuerteventura, on March 10th 2018.
Female. Taken at Barranco Cabras, Fuerteventura, on March 10th 2018.
(1/1600th sec at f13. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 11.5 - 13 cm

Slightly smaller than the Stonechat, but has similar shape and general behaviour.

It is only found on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. There are probably only about 1300 pairs.

Its breeding habitat is on barren slopes, and in ravines with bushes and odd trees.

This species is considered to be Endangered owing to habitat loss.

Sightings

15-Mar-2018 : Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (1)
13-Mar-2018 : Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (2)
11-Mar-2018 : Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (2)
10-Mar-2018 : Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (2)