Wheatear Male
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Taken at Culter Water on 15th April 2015 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.




 

Female
Taken at
Dungavel Reservoir ( Glengavel) on 21st April 2015 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Juvenile
Taken at Oa on 11th July 2017 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.

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In Flight
Taken at Handa Island on 5th July 2014 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Wheatear.
Species:
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Local Names:
Oenanthe oenanthe.
Passeriformes.
Muscicapidae.
Formerly classed as a member of the Thrush family Turdidae.
Northern Wheatear.

Site Of Nest:
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Breeding Period:
Eggs:
They often nest in rock crevices or disused burrows.
Insectivore.
Both sexes have a white rump and tail, with a
black inverted T-pattern at the end of the tail.
The summer male has grey upperparts, buff
throat and black wings and face mask.
In autumn it resembles the female apart from
the black wings. The female is pale brown above
and buff below with darker brown wings.

April - July. 1 - 2 broods.
5 - 6
Voice: