French: Traquet isabelle German: Isabellsteinschmätzer Spanish: Collalba isabel
Nubia, north Africa
NE Greece, S Bulgaria, Middle East and S & E Ukraine E to Transbaikalia, Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, NC China and W Pakistan; winters in W Africa E across Sahel to Arabian Peninsula and S Asia (Pakistan and NW India), locally in Middle East.
16–17 cm; 21–39 g. Resembles non-breeding O. oenanthe, but slightly larger and paler, larger bill, longer legs (giving more upright stance),... read more
Song very distinctive, mainly by male (occasionally by female), in flight and on ground in both... read more
Arid, open, sparsely vegetated country, including dry plains, mountain and lowland steppes, semi-... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates and vegetable matter; mainly insects 2–40 mm in length, and in particular beetles and ants. Animal prey recorded... read more
Mid-Apr to mid-Jul in Israel and Apr–May in Jordan; Mar–Jun in Armenia and Baluchistan; sometimes as early as mid-Feb in... read more
Migratory; winters in Africa (mainly Sahel zone and NE & E Africa), Arabian Peninsula and SW... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common to very common. European population in mid-1990s estimated at 423–1378 pairs, with additional 100,000–1,... read more
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