White-crowned Wheatear (Oenanthe leucopyga) - HBW 10, p. 792
French: Traquet à tête blanche
Spanish: Collalba Yebélica
Other common names: (White-crowned) Black Wheatear, White-rumped/White-tailed Wheatear
Taxonomy: Vitiflora leucopyga C. L. Brehm, 1855, Kurusku, Upper Egypt.
Geographical variation possibly clinal; some specimens of nominate race along Red Sea coast indistinguishable from ernesti. Proposed race aegra (W & C Sahara) synonymized with nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- leucopyga (C. L. Brehm, 1855) - W & C Sahara E to Egypt and Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti.
- ernesti Meinertzhagen, 1930 - S Israel, S Jordan and NE Egypt (Sinai) S to C & E Arabia and Yemen.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 18 videos
First record for the Netherlands, male perched and looking around. Locality Oegstgeest, South Holland Province, Netherlands
Yoel Jimenez 9 October 2014 1 year ago 1 min 15 sec 5
killing a earthworm. Locality Oegstgeest, South Holland Province, Netherlands
Daniêl Jimenez 11 October 2014 35 weeks ago 36 sec 4.8
An adult moving among rocks Locality Erfoud, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco (ssp leucopyga)
Josep del Hoyo 3 April 2007 8 years ago 32 sec 4.7
A juvenile on the ground Locality Tata, Guelmim-Es Semara Region, Morocco (ssp leucopyga)
Josep del Hoyo 17 May 2006 9 years ago 27 sec 4.5
A juvenile on a fence Locality Merzouga, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco (ssp leucopyga)
Josep del Hoyo 3 April 2007 8 years ago 16 sec 4.3
An adult bird preening and shaking its plumage Locality Erfoud, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco (ssp leucopyga)
Eldert Groenewoud 2 March 2004 8 years ago 25 sec 4
PhotosSee all 37 photos
on a rock
Locality Amram Pillars, Eilat, Israel (ssp ernesti)
Lior Kislev 18 March 2012 4 years ago 4.6
At the top of a pole.
Locality Wadi Rum, Jordan
Juan Fdo. Alvarez Castro 4 May 2016 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.5
adult on rock
Locality Negev Desert, Israel (ssp ernesti)
Lior Kislev 14 March 2006 5 years ago 4.5
Bird perching on a metal wire in a quite unusual surrounding for this species. Spotted for the first time in Poland. Finder: Ter
Locality Winduga, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Province, Poland
Stanisław Łubieński 14 May 2015 1 year ago 4.3
A bird in flight, seen from above, in Tassili n'Ajjer near Djanet.
Locality Tassili n'Ajjer National Park, Illizi Province, Algeria (ssp leucopyga)
David Vilasís Boix 3 years ago 4.3
A male White-Crowned Wheatear, a first record of this species for The Netherlands
Locality Oegstgeest, South Holland Province, Netherlands
Gerard Visser 3 November 2014 1 year ago 4.3