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 for stonechat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stonechat \Stone"chat`\, n. [Stone + chat.] [So called from the
     similarity of its alarm note to the clicking together of two
     pebbles.] (Zool.)
     (a) A small, active, and very common European singing bird
         ({Pratincola rubicola); -- called also chickstone,
         stonechacker, stonechatter, stoneclink,
         stonesmith.
     (b) The wheatear.
     (c) The blue titmouse.
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     Note: The name is sometimes applied to various species of
           Saxicola, Pratincola, and allied genera; as, the
           pied stonechat of India ({Saxicola picata).
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wheatear \Wheat"ear`\, n. (Zool.)
     A small European singing bird ({Saxicola [oe]nanthe). The
     male is white beneath, bluish gray above, with black wings
     and a black stripe through each eye. The tail is black at the
     tip and in the middle, but white at the base and on each
     side. Called also checkbird, chickell, dykehopper,
     fallow chat, fallow finch, stonechat, and whitetail.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chat \Chat\, n.
     1. Light, familiar talk; conversation; gossip.
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              Snuff, or fan, supply each pause of chat,
              With singing, laughing, ogling, and all that.
                                                    --Pope.
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     2. (Zool.) A bird of the genus Icteria, allied to the
        warblers, in America. The best known species are the
        yellow-breasted chat ({Icteria viridis), and the
        long-tailed chat ({Icteria longicauda). In Europe the
        name is given to several birds of the family
        Saxicolid[ae], as the stonechat, and whinchat.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Bush chat. (Zool.) See under Bush.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stonechat
      n 1: common European chat with black plumage and a reddish-brown
           breast [syn: stonechat, Saxicola torquata]

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