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Home Passerines of Iran Wheatears Hume's Wheatear in Iran

Hume's Wheatear in Iran

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Hume's Wheatear (Oenanthe albonigra) - Extreme NE IranThe Hume's Wheatear (Oenanthe albonigra) is another member in the Muscicapidae family of birds in Iran. Hume's resembles the picata race of eastern pied but the posture is more upright and the head presents a bigger appearance. It is found in Afghanistan, Bahrain, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates but mainly breeds in Iran excluding northern Iran.

Although it’s been observed breeding in extreme north east Iran but we are still investigating the correct breeding habitats in Iran. The red list position for this bird is least concern and the population is quiet healthy through out Iran. The spend most of their time at foothills with scanty vegetation. They nest in rock holes.

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Hume's Wheatear Record
written by Arash Habibi Azad, June 12, 2009
Location: Khuzestan - Road of Dezful to Haft Tappe
Date: 2009.05.06
Time: 12:45

Thank you for your cooperation
written by Amir, March 25, 2011
Thank you Arash for your help and contribution.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 April 2009 13:22 )  

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