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
On the ground feeding
Locality Traina Farm, Al Wakrah, Qatar
John A Thompson 16 March 2012 2 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 3 years ago 4.1
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