One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Asian songbird related to the stonechat, the males of which generally have black (or grey) and white plumage.
Genus Saxicola, family Turdidae: several species
- ‘We walked there for quite a while and saw various larks, bushchats, and some nilgai antelopes (bluebulls).’
- ‘In Masafi wadi were 2 rufous bushchats, 3 Upcher's warblers, a male Orphean warbler, 3 male rock thrushes and 5 yellow-vented bulbuls.’
- ‘There is no ‘family book’ for the Muscicapidae as a whole, but Urquhart & Bowley cover the 16 stonechats and bushchats in the genus Saxicola very thoroughly.’
- ‘These grasslands are the habitat of the endangered Indian bustard, white-naped tit, stolickza's bushchat, and other birds.’
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