resident and widespread at the Sinai Desert.

resident and widespread at the Sinai Desert.
Species: Mourning Wheatear   Oenanthe lugens
Subspecies: persica
Author: ammadoux
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Added to IBC: 3 Sep 2010 - 23:42
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Altitude (m): 
297 meters


Submitted by Steve Pryor on
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In the Sinai Peninsula...race lugens.  Small numbers of race persica do winter in the Sinai, but the crown is greyer.

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ammadoux, IBC966008. Photo of Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens at Egypt, Egypt. Accessible at

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