Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica
Black-eared Wheatear, Boumalne du Dades, Morocco, April 2014 - click for larger image Boumalne du Dades, Morocco
April 2014

The Black-eared Wheatear breeds in southern Europe and north-west Africa and extending into the Middle East, Iran and Kazakhstan. In winter it migrates to the African Sahel. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in stony, scrubby slopes where it feeds in invertebrates, berries and seeds.

Black-eared Wheatear, Boumalne du Dades, Morocco, April 2014 - click for larger image There are two morphs: a black-throated, shown here and a white-throated.

The song is a scratchy jumble of whistles.

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