Northern Wheatear

Oenanthe oenanthe - Traquet motteux

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Muscicapidés

  • Genus
    :

    Oenanthe

  • Species
    :

    oenanthe

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 16 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 26 à 32 cm.
  • Weight
    : 17 à 30 g
Longevity

7 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Oenanthe oenanthe leucorhoa (ne Canada, Greenland and Iceland)
  • Oenanthe oenanthe oenanthe (n and c Europe through n Asia to e Siberia and nw North America)
  • Oenanthe oenanthe libanotica (s Europe through the Middle East and sw Asia to Mongolia and nw China)
  • Oenanthe oenanthe seebohmi (nw Africa)

Foreign names

  • Traquet motteux,
  • Collalba Gris,
  • Chasco-cinzento,
  • Steinschmätzer,
  • Hantmadár,
  • Tapuit,
  • Culbianco boreale,
  • Stenskvätta,
  • Steinskvett,
  • skaliarik sivý,
  • bělořit šedý,
  • Stenpikker,
  • kivitasku,
  • Europese Skaapwagter,
  • còlit gris,
  • Steindepill,
  • białorzytka (zwyczajna),
  • akmeņčakstīte, baltsprāklis,
  • kupčar,
  • Обыкновенная каменка,
  • ハシグロヒタキ,
  • 穗鵖,
  • 穗鵖,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Wetlands (inland) : Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Desert : Hot ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands, Coastal Sand Dunes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land

Geographic range

Illustration

plus de photos

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

© 1996-2017 Oiseaux.net