Chestnut-rumped Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna) - HBW 10, p. 802
French: Traquet kurde
Spanish: Collalba Persa
Other common names: Red-tailed/Rufous-tailed/Red-rumped/Persian Wheatear
Taxonomy: Saxicola xanthoprymna Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1833, Nubia, north Africa.
Usually treated as conspecific with O. chrysopygia, but the two differ considerably in plumage; they are claimed to intergrade in NW Iran, with intermediates reported, having been named as race cummingi; however, latter form may actually represent first-year plumage of present species, and no proof of intergradation has been put forward; further study required. Monotypic.
Distribution: SE Turkey to SW Iran, probably also extreme NE Iraq; non-breeding E Egypt S to E Sudan and Eritrea, Arabian Peninsula and NE Somalia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Locality Great Rann of Kutch, Kutch District, Gujarat, India
Marco Valentini 19 February 2015 10 weeks ago 4.8
On the ground feeding
Locality Traina Farm, Al Wakrah, Qatar
John A Thompson 16 March 2012 3 years ago 4.5
a beautiful male singing and being very territorial, this rare Wheatear is showing well in the last few years with 2-3 birds ar
Locality Zebulun Valley, Israel
Shai Agmon 1 March 2011 4 years ago 4.2
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