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Birdwatching in Africa - Red-breasted Wheatear, Oenanthe bottae


The Red-breasted Wheatear (Oenanthe bottae) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is also known as Botta's wheatear or buff-breasted wheatear. Heuglin's wheatear (O. heuglini) was formerly included in this species but is now usually regarded as a separate species.

Range and habitat
It is found in Eritrea, Ethiopia, south-west Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland. It is most common at altitudes over 1800 m.

Range map from www.oiseaux.net

Range map
Range map from www.oiseaux.net - Ornithological Portal Oiseaux.net
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Description
Resembles the larger and darker northern wheatear, but with a duller reddish breast and broader black tail tip. Sexes are alike.

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Similar Species



From opus at www.birdforum.net the forum for wild birds and birding.
Female / Male

• Sexes are alike

From opus at www.birdforum.net the forum for wild birds and birding.


Listen to the Red-breasted Wheatear

Remarks from the Recordist

Natural vocalization; song from a bird perched on a tall stalk in a grassy open pasture, near a large pond.


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Conservation status
Conservation status
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.



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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 25 October 2019
Location: On the road between Debre Birhan and Lemi, Ethiopia


Red-breasted Wheatear, Oenanthe bottae
Red-breasted Wheatear - 25 October 2019 - On the road between Debre Birhan and Lemi, Ethiopia

Red-breasted Wheatear, Oenanthe bottae
Red-breasted Wheatear - 25 October 2019 - On the road between Debre Birhan and Lemi, Ethiopia

Red-breasted Wheatear, Oenanthe bottae
Red-breasted Wheatear - 25 October 2019 - On the road between Debre Birhan and Lemi, Ethiopia



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