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