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Alternative names: Chestnut-rumped Wheatear; Red-rumped Wheatear (also more commonly used for Oenanthe moesta!); Kurdistan Wheatear

Photo by rony_roshtov.
Photo taken: Maale Efraym, Israel
Oenanthe xanthoprymna


Has a black throat, dark underwing coverts, and white tail sides.


Breeds from southern Turkey to southwestern Iran, winters to the Sinai, eastern Egypt and Sudan.


This is a monotypic species.
It has in the past been considered conspecific with Red-tailed Wheatear.




  1. Birdforum thread discussing this species and the possible split.
  2. Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019

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