Rufous-tailed Wheatear

Scientific Name: Oenanthe xanthoprymna
Common Name: Rufous-tailed Wheatear
Other Name: Kurdish wheatear, Kurdistan wheatear, Chestnut-rumped wheatear, Red-rumped wheatear

Identifying Features: black eye-strip, buff underparts, greyish body, under-tail coverts are orange, black legs, black bill

Fun Facts:

  • The call note is a harsh chack-chack-chack.
  • The Kurdish wheatear mainly eats ants and other small insects.


This image was clicked by Balaji Venkatesh Sivaramakrishnan – via Flickr.

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