Alternative name: Botta's Wheatear
- Oenanthe bottae
15–16 cm (6-6¼ in)
- Greyish-brown forecrown
- Brownish-grey mantle and back
- White supercilium
- Dark eye mask
- Pale orangey-buff breast and flanks
- Whitish underparts
- White rump
Juvenile: paler with buff spots on upperparts, dark scaly feathers on underparts
- O b. bottae: (Buff-breasted)
- O b. frenata: (Rusty-breasted)
Sparsely vegetated hillsides and cultivated terraces mostly around 2300–3000 m.
They often bob their tails.
Their main diet consists of insects and their larvae. Little other detail is known.
There is not a lot known. They place their nests in field walls, banks, under boulders or rodent burrows. They appear to breed throughout the year.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Collar, N., J. del Hoyo, G. M. Kirwan, and D. A. Christie (2020). Red-breasted Wheatear (Oenanthe bottae), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman, B. K. Keeney, P. G. Rodewald, and T. S. Schulenberg, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.rebwhe1.01
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Red-breasted Wheatear. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 8 December 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Red-breasted_Wheatear