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Photo by peterarras
Near Al Ain, UAE, September 2009
Oenanthe albonigra


A thread discussing identification of this species from Variable Wheatear is found [here].


Bare rocky hills of eastern Arabia to southern Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Photo by ghaffar
Kookherd, Iran, July 2010

This is a monotypic species[1].

The scientific name has recently been updated from Oenanthe alboniger to Oenanthe albonigra.


Rocky deserts, cultivated areas and montains.



  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. BF Member observations

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