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Category:Oenanthe - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Oenanthe


About 21 species of Wheatear from Africa and Eurasia.


Oenanthe is a genus in the Family Muscicapidae.
The first five species are placed in the genus Cercomela by Clements.

Genus Oenanthe viewedit
O. oenanthe Northern Wheatear
O. pileata Capped Wheatear
O. bottae Red-breasted Wheatear
O. isabellina Isabelline Wheatear
O. heuglini Heuglin's Wheatear
O. monacha Hooded Wheatear
O. deserti Desert Wheatear
O. pleschanka Pied Wheatear
O. hispanica Black-eared Wheatear
O. cypriaca Cyprus Wheatear
O. albifrons White-fronted Black Chat
O. phillipsi Somali Wheatear
O. moesta Red-rumped Wheatear
O. melanura Blackstart
O. familiaris Familiar Chat
O. dubia Sombre Rock Chat
O. scotocerca Brown-tailed Rock Chat
O. fusca Brown Rock Chat
O. picata Variable Wheatear
O. leucura Black Wheatear
O. albonigra Hume's Wheatear
O. leucopyga White-crowned Wheatear
O. lugentoides Arabian Wheatear
O. lugubris Abyssinian Wheatear
O. finschii Finsch's Wheatear
O. lugens Mourning Wheatear
O. xanthoprymna Kurdish Wheatear
O. chrysopygia Red-tailed Wheatear


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2011. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.10). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.

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