Northern Wheatear

Oenanthe oenanthe (Linnaeus, 1758)

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author: Katherine Hall
location: Bokonbayevo, Issykkul Region
date: 2021-07-30

2021-08-05. Katherine Hall:

What kind of wheatear (Oenanthe) could this be? Back is too brown for a Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe), but eye stripe too dark for a Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti) - ?

2021-08-05. Анна Ясько:

The back is too brown because fresh feathers. By spring, the edges on the feathers will wear out and the back will be grayish.

2021-08-05. Katherine Hall:

Interesting, thanks for the information!

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