The pied wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) is a wheatear, a small insectivorous passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher (family Muscicapidae). This migratory central Asiatic wheatear occurs from the extreme southeast of Europe to China, and has been found wintering in India and northeastern Africa. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

The male is a boldly marked white-and-black bird. The white crown tinged with brown contrasts with the black face and throat and white rump. The female is browner, and the head is washed with sandy buff. Females are darker than the females of the northern wheatear, look smaller and show less white on the rump. The tail feathers are white with characteristic black markings, which form an inverted black "T" pattern that resembles the tail of the black-eared wheatear. This 14 centimetres (5.5 in) bird nests in open, stony, sparsely vegetated regions, laying four to six eggs in a hole, under a stone or in a rock crevice. The pied wheatear primarily eats insects but will also take seeds.
Pied Wheatear
Date Location Count
2020-02-12 15:55Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Lake Ndutu1
2020-01-31 07:20Abidjatta-Shalla NP4
2020-02-16 06:59Awash NP--Lodge and Falls5
2020-01-26 06:38Awash NP (Please use more specific hotspot)2
2020-02-13 10:15Eluanata Dam2
2020-01-28 08:30Magongo Hills1
2020-02-11 12:18Engikaret Lark Plains1
2020-01-20 06:49Amboseli NP
2020-01-23 07:21Tsavo West NP (general)
2020-02-14 07:08Abraq Al-Habari1
2020-02-18 10:57Sabah Al-Ahmad Nature Reserve (No Access)1
2020-02-14 08:23Al Marmoom DCR--Expo Lake1
2020-02-15 16:06Khor al-Beida1
2020-02-13 08:20Qarn Nazwa1