French: Traquet de Chypre German: Zypernsteinschmätzer Spanish: Collalba chipriota
Cyprus; winters in NE Africa.
13·5 cm. Breeding male is very like O. pleschanka, but shorter-winged and shorter-tailed, with broader black terminal tailband, less white on nape and lower... read more
Song, from relatively high position such as treetop, but also building, boulder or wire (59% in one... read more
Wide variety of habitats, including mountain pine forest clearings, hills and mountains with rough... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including caterpillars. Food brought to nestlings in one instance a small lizard.
Apr–Jul, c. 3 weeks earlier at lower elevations than at higher ones; commonly double-brooded. One territory 3·3 ha, with core... read more
Migratory. Autumn departure involves descent to coastal areas in Aug–Oct (possibly after... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Cyprus EBA. Abundant and widespread, but commonest in hills and mountains (where 4–5... read more
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