Wheatear, Hume’s


Name: Wheatear, Hume’s

Scientific name: Oenanthe albonigra

Type: Wheatear

Color: Black,White

Habitat: Desert,Fields

Size: 17cm

Conservation status:



Closely resembles the picata race of Eastern Pied, but is larger, with ‘bull-headed’ appearance and more upright stance. Black parts more glossy; black throat has slight side-extension and is thus less ‘bib-shaped than Eastern Pied; also white on back extends farther up between wings, where border to black mantle is rounded (square-cut in Eastern Pied); underwing less contrasting; tail pattern like Eastern Pied (which see). Juvenile like adult but black replaced by matt blackish brown.

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