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Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti Length 14cm<br />
Well-marked wheatear, adapted to desert and semi-desert habitats. Breeds across North Africa, Middle East and central Asia. Winters within range, retreating further south and east from cold parts of its range. Easterly winds bring vagrants to Britain, mostly in late autumn and early winter. All birds have diagnostic uniformly dark tail. Adult male has black hood and black wings; plumage otherwise sandy-buff.
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Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti Length 14cm
Well-marked wheatear, adapted to desert and semi-desert habitats. Breeds across North Africa, Middle East and central Asia. Winters within range, retreating further south and east from cold parts of its range. Easterly winds bring vagrants to Britain, mostly in late autumn and early winter. All birds have diagnostic uniformly dark tail. Adult male has black hood and black wings; plumage otherwise sandy-buff.

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Date: 3 Jan 2010
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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