Mourning wheatear – Oenanthe lugens – is a larger partially migratory Afro-Asian wheatear of Type – sallyer, Family Muscicapidae and Order Passeriformes. It ranges across N Africa, the Middle East and Iran. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder at the eastern end of its range from SE Turkey right across Iran, this population winters on the Arabian side of the Arabian Gulf from S Iraq and nearby Iran to the Straits of Hormuz, but mostly in central KSA. It is resident in the S Levant, Syria, S Jordan and NW KSA, and E Egypt. In N Africa it has a resident patchwork of areas in the N of Libya and the Maghreb states. Although resident overall a few birds are partially nomadic in the Sahara at this time.
Type - sallyer - Summer Habitat - rocky mountainous slopes, desert wadis, Winter Habitat - descends to plains and lower wadis Order: Passeriformes Family: Muscicapidae Genus: Oenanthe Species - Oenanthe lugens Mourning wheatear - Species - ebird.org Mourning wheatear - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Mourning wheatear - Database - avibase Mourning wheatear - Species - oiseaux.net Mourning wheatear - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org Additional Material... Mourning wheatear - Images - google.com Mourning wheatear - Video - youtube.com Mourning wheatear - Datazone - birdlife.org