Blackstart Oenanthe melanura
(aka Cercomela melanura)
Blackstart, Lake Basaka, Ethiopia 2016 - click for larger image

Lake Basaka, Ethiopia
January 2016

The Blackstart is distributed sporadically along the southern edge of the Sahara, around the Red Sea and into the Arabian Peninsula. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in dry, rocky areas.

It has grey-brown upperparts and a black tail.

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