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Heuglin's Wheatear

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Oenanthe heuglini


[edit] Identification

13–14 cm (5-5½ in)

[edit] Similar Species

Red-breasted Wheatear, which has a broader supercilium.

[edit] Distribution

Western and Eastern Africa: found from Mauritania to Mali, Cameroon, Sudan, Ethiopia and north-western Kenya

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
This taxon is considered a subspecies of Oenanthe bottae by some authors[2]

[edit] Habitat

Short grassy areas in stony ground or boulder-strewn slopes.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists almost entirely of insects. Outside the breeding season they forage in small groups.

[edit] Breeding

Their cupshaped nest is constructed from grass. They may have two broods each year.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)

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