|Black-throated Wheatear Oenanthe seebohmi
(aka Seebohm's Wheatear, Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe seebohmi)
The Black-throated Wheatear breeds in north-west Africa in Morocco and Algeria and migrates to western Africa in the winter. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|Its breeding on rocky moorland with open areas rich in
insects during the breeding season.
The tail is black and white and in flight the white on the tail is highly visible which gave rise to its name derived from "white arse". The female is shown in photo 3. The Black-throated Wheatear is distinguished from the Northern Wheatear O. oenanthe by its black throat and mask.
Many authorities lump it with Northern Wheatear but the HBW and Birdlife International checklist separates them.
The song is slower, lower and richer.
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