Wheatear, White-crowned


Name: Wheatear, White-crowned

Scientific name: Oenanthe leucopyga

Type: Wheatear

Color: Black,White

Habitat: Desert,Fields

Size: 16.5cm

Conservation status:



Large, glossy black wheatear with black underparts down to legs, and, in many adults, white crown; immature and some adults have black crown, resembling smaller Eastern Pied (opistholeuca race) but size, longer bill and white sides of tail with black corners diagnostic (no black terminal-band). Some black-crowned birds show a few white feather-tips, these birds gradually developing a white crown. In male Hooded, which has similar tail pattern, black below extends only to centre of breast.

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