Pied Stonechat (Spring)
Scientific Name 
Saxicola caprata
Arabic Name 
البرقش الأبقع
Kuwaiti name 
13.0 cm
Least Concern

In Kuwait


Extremely rare vagrant. A single observation, first recorded in Kuwait in early March 2008, at Jahra Pool Reserve. A distinctive Eastern Palearctic species breeding in Eastern Iran, and sometimes dispersing westwards.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 1 record for Kuwait from Jahra Pools Reserve in May 2011
In the world 
It has an extremely large range and a population that is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats. It is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from the Greater Middle East through Pakistan, India and Bangladesh eastwards to Indonesia and some populations are partially migratory. The male is black except for a white rump, wing patch and lower belly and this species is insectivorous, and like other chats hunts from a prominent low perch.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation