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Disambiguation: The name Red-rumped Wheatear is also used for the species Oenanthe xanthoprymna

Alternative name: Buff-rumped Wheatear

Photo by John Keep
South of Guelmim, Morocco
Oenanthe moesta



Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Western Sahara, and Yemen.



  • O. m. moesta:
Extreme north-western Mauritania to Morocco and coastal north-western Egypt
  • O. m. brooksbanki:


Dry shrubland.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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