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|European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)|
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2019-09-08 Dragør, Amager, Denmark
Collection of photos of a family with three juvenile birds from a second brood, and one older juvenile bird present from the first brood.
In photos 8-11 it looks like the older juvenile is feeding its younger sibling, but thinking back I don't think I saw it deliver its catch, why I assume the younger one per instinct was begging, at the wrong mouth. The female is sitting in the background without interfering. Surprising that the parents allow the older offspring to stay around...would have expected it to have been chased away when the new brood came. More so because the male was very protective and chased a few Whinchats away that happened to perch in a bush within the Stonechat's territory.
There are photos of the male and both first and second brood juveniles, but only of the female in the background out of focus.
The three second brood juveniles are clearly more streaked and crispy plumed than the first brood juvenile showing a worn diffuse brownish gray plumage without streaking on the head and back, but with beginning reddish breast. The white wing patch is also more visible.
Male: 1-3, 18, 25,26, 28 and 29.
First brood juvenile: 8-15 and 18.
Second brood juveniles: 4-11, 16-24.
2021-03-07 Byskoven,Kalvebod Fælled, Amager, Denmark
Male. A common looking individual.
This new locality is excellent for the species for breeding. Hoping a female shows up, and they succeed.