French: Traquet à capuchon German: Kappensteinschmätzer Spanish: Collalba monje
Nubia [= Luxor], Egypt
E Egypt (E of Nile), S Sinai, S Israel (S of Dead Sea), W Jordan, Arabian Peninsula (sparsely throughout), Iran and SW Pakistan (W of R Indus).
17·5 cm; 18–23 g. A large, slender-looking wheatear with long bill and relatively large head; legs comparatively short. Male is dull black with white crown (... read more
Song, by male from perch or in flight, a series of sweet subdued throaty thrush-like warbled... read more
Desolate desert wadis and ravines, preferably steep-sided, arid open areas on stony or sandy... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, including grasshoppers, beetles, dragonflies, butterflies, moths, wasps, bees and ants, larval neuropterans, spiders and ticks... read more
Mar–Apr in Egypt; end Mar to mid-Jun in Israel, and courtship late Apr in Jordan; Mar–Jun in Arabian Peninsula; presumed Apr... read more
Sedentary, but some wandering in winter, particularly by females. In Israel, some females wander... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Moderately common in limited range in Egypt. Scarce and local low-density resident in SE Israel, with total population estimated at 100–200... read more
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