Posted by: Dan | January 19, 2011

Kurdish Wheatear

Kurdish Wheatear, ©Jane Stylianou

Kurdish Wheatear
Also called Red-rumped Wheatear.
Oenanthe xanthoprymna
Credit: Jane Stylianou / Cyprus Bird Tours
Details: Taken 18-Jan-2011 at Cape Greco in Cyprus

Kurdish Wheatear, ©Jane Stylianou

Found by Keith and Raija – a couple quite active in birding in Cyprus – this bird represents the I think the sixth record of this species in Cyprus.

With Steppe Grey Shrike, Grey Hypocolios and now Kurdish / Red-rumped Wheatear, it seems that the trend this winter is an influx of birds from Eastern Turkey, Northern Iraq and Armenia.


  1. […] stick around more than 2 days and eluded all but the quicker twitchers.And now we have a Kurdish Wheatear to speak of. As its name suggests, it’s typically from the Kurdish or Kurdistan regions of […]


%d bloggers like this: