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Alternative name: Eastern Pied Wheatear

Male
Photo © by Seyed Babak Mus
Minab town, Iran, February 2005
Oenanthe picata

Identification

15cm

Similar Species

A thread discussing identification of this species from Hume's Wheatear is found here.

Distribution

Female
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Outside Sultanpur National Park, Dist. Gurgaon, Haryana, India, 5 December 2019

Middle East and Asia:
Middle East: Israel, Arabian Peninsula, Oman, United Arab Emirates, southern Iran
Asia: Turkestan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, China, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, northern India

Taxonomy

This species is often considered monotypic [1], but some sources have up to three subspecies listed, including capistrata and opistholeuca.

Habitat

Deserts, cultivated areas, woodland, grassland and shrubland.

Behaviour

References

  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. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations

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