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eastern or western black eared wheatear (1 Viewer)

MJB

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Hello

use to think that we only get the eastern ones, but i am a bit confused with this one.

https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/638228/limit/recent

thanks for the help.

There are no records of Western Black-eared Wheatear in the OSME Region, Ammadoux. I'm not sure of the reason for your confusion, but both Eastern and Western have colour morphs with or without the black chin.

Shirihai & Svensson 2018 mapped hispanica no nearer to you than just west of Genoa on Italy's Tyrrhenian Sea coast.
MJB
Reference
Shirihai, H and L Svensson. 2018. Handbook of Western Palearctic Birds: Passerines: 2 vols. Helm. London, UK.
 

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