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Black wheatear (Oenanthe leucura) Chefchaouen, Morocco. Sep 28, 2014. Black wheatear,Fall,Geotagged,Morocco,Oenanthe leucura Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Black wheatear (Oenanthe leucura)

Chefchaouen, Morocco. Sep 28, 2014.

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The black wheatear is a wheatear, a small 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 of the Muscicapidae.

This large 16–18 cm long wheatear breeds on cliffs and rocky slopes in western north Africa and Iberia. It is largely resident and nests in crevices in rocks laying 3-6 eggs. The male of this species is all black except a white rump and mainly white tail. The female is similar,.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Sep 5, 2016. Captured Sep 28, 2014 19:07 in Cercuit Talassemtane, Morocco.
  • PENTAX K-3
  • f/8.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO1600
  • 135mm