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Persian Wheatear in Iran

Persian Wheatear in Iran

Red-tailed Wheatear was split into Persian wheatear (Oenanthe chrysopygia) and Kurdish Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna) a couple of years back. The sexes are similar in chrysopygia. Here is a juvenile persian wheatear O.Chrysopygia in the left photo while the sexes are similar in O.chrysopygia but they'll change quiet a bit after the first winter.

Last Updated ( Friday, 03 April 2009 20:30 )


Pleske's Ground Jay Variations and habitat

Pleske's Ground Jay Variations and habitatWe have recorded a Podoces pleskei without a black marking on the breast. since there are 4 family members in this family we are still investigating the possible of cause.

Henderson's Ground Jay (Podoces hendersoni)
Biddulph's Ground Jay (Podoces biddulphi)
Persian Ground Jay (Podoces pleskei)
Grey Ground Jay (Podoces panderi)

pleske's ground jay Could occur over border into Pakistani Baluchistan, perhaps even western Afghanistan. pleske's ground jay habitat is mostly semi-desertous plains with Zygophyllum atriplicoides known as "TAAGH" in persian (farsi) language. we are still working on habitat and variations of Podoces pleskei and we'll be publishing soon.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 25 April 2009 09:45 )


Bird Photography in Iran


The avifauna of Iran includes a total of 527 species. Birds lead fascinating lives. With such a variety of species in Iran you can add beautiful photos to your collection. We’ll help you do that. Gallery coming soon...

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Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979. In general, Iran has an arid climate in which most of the relatively scant annual precipitation falls from October through April.

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