Capped Wheatear (Oenanthe pileata) - HBW 10, p. 803
French: Traquet du Cap
Spanish: Collalba Capirotada
Taxonomy: (Motacilla) pileata J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- livingstonii (Tristram, 1868) - C Kenya S to Botswana and E South Africa (S to N Eastern Cape).
- neseri Macdonald, 1952 - Angola and N Namibia.
- pileata (J. F. Gmelin, 1789) - S Namibia and W South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
An adult walking on the grass Locality Yzerfontein, Western Cape Province, South Africa (ssp pileata)
Francesc Capdevila i Torr... 19 October 2002 12 years ago 21 sec 4.3
An adult bird on the ground Locality Springbok, Northern Cape Province, South Africa (ssp pileata)
Helmut Schenkel Brunner 31 July 2003 8 years ago 12 sec 4.1
An adult foraging and feeding on the ground Locality Bredasdorp, Western Cape Province, South Africa (ssp pileata)
Greg Baker 1 October 2002 3 years ago 40 sec 3.7
An adult flicking its wings Locality Yzerfontein, Western Cape Province, South Africa (ssp pileata)
Francesc Capdevila i Torr... 19 October 2002 12 years ago 17 sec 3.4
PhotosSee all 21 photos
Adult on ground
Locality Arusha Region, Tanzania
Markus Lilje 28 April 2015 38 weeks ago 4.2
Capped Wheatear (Oenanthe pileata)
Locality Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania
Jacques Erard 15 July 2012 2 years ago 4.2
Adult bird carrying a cricket in the bill
Locality Bredasdorp, Western Cape Province, South Africa (ssp pileata)
Luis Mario Arce 29 October 2014 1 year ago 4.2
Newly fledged juvenile
Locality Serengeti, Tanzania
GunnarPettersson 26 November 2011 1 year ago 4.1
A adult bird on a ground.
Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany
Tomasz Doroń 28 August 2015 32 weeks ago 4
Capped Wheatear on the ground
Locality Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa
Iain Wilkinson 14 May 2014 2 years ago 4