Black-eared Wheatear

This 13.5-15.5 cm long insectivorous species is dimorphic with eastern and western races. In both forms, birds with or without a black throat are met with.

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The Black-eared Wheatear is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica) is a wheatear, a small migratory passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the Thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae. This 13.5-15.5 cm (5.6 inch) long insectivorous species is dimorphic with eastern and western races. In both forms, birds with or without a black throat are met with. The breeding male of the western form O. h. More

Superb sharp picture of this Black-eared Wheatear (never heard of it, but still learning :-) Anyway perfect camera handling with the correct shutter speed and aperture. The blurred background enhances the bird perfectly. Great shot my friend. More

Videos and images previous Black-eared wheatear imageRear view of a male black-eared wheatear © Robert T. Smith / www.ardea. More

Black-eared wheatear eggs© Jose Luis Gomez de Francisco / Black-eared wheatear with chicks at the nest© Jose Luis Gomez de Francisco / Juvenile black-eared wheatear begging parent for food© José Viana Immature male black-eared wheatear© Richard Brooks / First year male black-eared wheatear© Neil Bowman / Adult female black-eared wheatear© Neil Bowman / More

"Eastern Black-eared Wheatear" (subspecies melanoleuca) is found in south-east Europe to Iran and the Caspian Sea, migrating to northern Africa. Taxonomy - Subspecies Two subspecies are recognized: * O. h. hispanica in south-western Europe and North Africa * O. h. melanoleuca in SE Europe, Turkey and to Iran. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Black-eared Wheatear is classed as Rare: species currently considered for acceptance by the British Birds Rarities Committee (or forms of equivalent rarity). More

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Black-eared Wheatear Show machine tags (0) Hide machine tags (0) Additional Information AttributionNoncommercialShare Alike Some rights reserved Anyone can see this photo * Taken in Sokubin, Ulcinj (map) * Taken with a Nikon D50. More

The Black-eared Wheatear has two morphs - white and black throated. The Collins Bird Guide illustrates both and mentions them in the text. It says that the white-throated morph is commonest in the west (it's found throughout the Mediterranean basin), but this is confusing as Spain is an exception to this rule of thumb since the black-throated form is c67% of the population, John Logged Algarvebirdman Jr. More

Black-eared Wheatear records in the Western Isles Very rare visitor (five or less records) TBC The chart below shows how abundant the Black-eared Wheatear is during a month or when you are more likely to see it. More

Eastern and western Black-eared Wheatears were until recently considered to be subspecies, but under the phylogenetic species concept they were split (although true phylogenetic evidence is lacking!). Fenotype differences are minimal, however, with no conclusive differences in morphological features at all. An excellent article by Magnus Ullman (Dutch Birding vol. 25 (2003), pp. 77-97) recently described the major pointers towards separating the two. More

Black-eared Wheatear calls of a family Oenanthe hispanica melanoleuca (0:29) Stuart Fisher XC29571 21-06-2008, Turkey Black-eared Wheatear song Oenanthe hispanica (0:02) Jordi Calvet XC36021 16-06-2009, Spain Black-eared Wheatear call Oenanthe hispanica (0:13) Jordi Calvet XC48161 28-04-10, Spain page 1 © 2005-2010 Xeno-canto Foundation. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Muscicapidae
Genus : Oenanthe
Species : hispanica
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)