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).
15–16 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
Found on open, level ground or slightly sloping hillsides with sparse vegetation, and cultivated... read more
Food and feeding
No information on food, other than insects and their larvae being fed to young. Typically, forages by investigating ground in methodical... read more
Nestbuilding recorded all months between Feb and Jul, and adults food-carrying or just-fledged juveniles observed from Mar to Jul.... read more
Apparently sedentary; possibly some post-breeding descent from highest elevations, given occasional... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: confined to the South-west Arabian mountains EBA. It has been suggested that there are c. 40,000 pairs of... read more
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