French: Traquet de Hume German: Schwarzkopf-Steinschmätzer Spanish: Collalba de Hume
A. O. Hume
stony hills which divide Kelat from Sind … and Mekran Coast, Pakistan
E Iraq and Iran (except N) E to S & E Afghanistan, N & W Pakistan and SE Arabia (United Arab Emirates and N Oman).
17 cm; 22–28 g. Male is glossy black with white lower back to tail, latter with black central feathers and broad terminal band; flight-feathers black; white breast to... read more
Song, apparently only by male, a series of short, loud, far-carrying, melodious phrases,... read more
Rocky desert mountainsides, steep valleys and foothill slopes, especially boulders and rubble at... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, small lizards and seeds. In SW Iran, 36 birds had taken mostly beetles (in 89% of stomachs) and ants (in 81%); of total of... read more
Jan–Apr in UAE; food-carrying and fledged young Feb–Jul in Oman; at least Mar–May (fledglings from second half Apr and... read more
Mainly sedentary; some altitudinal movement and possibly nomadism. Some move outside breeding area... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. One of commonest wheatears in Iran, and the most frequent one in mountains of S. Common in UAE, where estimated population 1000–10,000 pairs;... read more
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