A bird perched

A bird perched
Species: Black-eared Wheatear   Oenanthe hispanica
Author: hythumm
Monday, February 4, 2013
Added to IBC: 4 Feb 2013 - 16:13
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Altitude (m): 
6 meters


Submitted by dunlin.dm@bluem... on
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Dear hythumm,

If I am not mistaken, your photo shows a Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti). The tail does not show any white past the longest uppertail coverts and the white scapular contrasting with the sandy mantle are typical of Deser Wheatear too.

Best wishes,


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Rare Birds of the Canary Islands
This book compiles all official rare bird records, including those presently treated as “rarities” by the Spanish Birds Rarities Committee as well as some added by the authors when reliable pictures were available. More than 169 species accounts are given with precise records covering a period of c. 30 years at the island level, accompanied by their corresponding distribution map, month (figure) and year (histogram) occurrence, plus high-quality pictures.


hythumm, IBC1019066. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1019066.

Extended version
hythumm, IBC1019066. Photo of Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica at Shinas, Oman. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1019066.

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