One would not expect to find a wheatear in a wood, or a wren in a reed-bed.
As a matter of fact, the winter home of the wheatear is Africa.
In two localities with which I am familiar, and know every path, I never saw a wheatear.
The migrations of the wheatear must be performed very quickly.
The earliest to arrive, often preceding the swallows, appear to be the wheatear and the willow-wren.
That delightful, restless little bird, the stonechat, is a near relation of the wheatear.
The migrations of the wheatear are practically coincident in date.
A mile away, I know a flinty waste beloved of the wheatear and the locust.
These wheatear traps are excavations in the turf, about a foot long, in the shape of a T.
Chat, chat, n. a genus of small birds in the thrush family, of which the wheatear is a familiar example.