French: Traquet de Botta German: Ockerbrust-Steinschmätzer Spanish: Collalba de Botta
Other common names:
no locality = Yemen
Highlands of SW Saudi Arabia (S of Taif) and W Yemen (S to N Aden and E to Al-Bayda).
14–16 cm. Resembles O. isabellina, but with slightly shorter legs, sooty-smudged greyish-brown forecrown to mid-crown shading to paler brown-grey mantle and... read more
Song, often in low flight, a series of phrases consisting of fluty and hard scratchy notes. Calls... read more
Nominate race found on open hillsides with sparse vegetation, cultivated terraces in high plateaux... read more
Food and feeding
No information on food. Typically, forages by investigating ground in methodical search.
Feb–Jun in Ethiopia; food-carrying adults Apr–Jul in SW Arabian Peninsula. Nest placed under boulder or in earth bank, stone... read more
Apparently sedentary; possibly some post-breeding descent from highest elevations.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Nominate race often common. Race frenata uncommon in Eritrea and S Ethiopia, but locally common to abundant in W, C & SE... read more
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