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Northern Wheatear

Oenanthe oenanthe

Description:

The wheatear is a small mainly ground-dwelling bird. It hops or runs on the ground. It is blue-grey above with black wings and white below with an orange flush to the breast. It has a black cheek. In flight it shows a white rump and a black 'T' shape on its tail.

Habitat:

It is a summer visitor and passage migrant. Birds breed mainly in western and northern Britain and western Ireland, although smaller numbers do breed in southern and eastern England. It winters in central Africa. Spotted in the open field behind my house.

Notes:

This is a male.

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Liam
Liam 9 years ago
Northern Wheatear
Oenanthe oenanthe Northern Wheatear


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ColinMacleod
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ColinMacleod

Scotland, United Kingdom

Spotted on May 4, 2012
Submitted on May 4, 2012

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