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Bird Sightings : : Hebrides : Wheatear

Hebrides bird sightings - wheatear

Wheatear

(Northern Wheatear)

Oenanthe oenanthe

Gaelic: Brù-gheal


Photography © Kim Park
Uig - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
21st April, 2006

 

Our Wheatear photographs

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  • Wheatear
  • Oenanthe oenanthe
  • Gaelic: Brù-gheal
  • WI: Common migrant breeder (1000 -10,000 pairs)

 

 

Wheatears spend winter south of the Sahara (West Africa). The first migrants will probably leave Africa in January, males setting off a week or two before the females.

 

Wheatear records in the Western Isles

Common migrant breeder (1000 -10,000 pairs)

Oenanthe oenanthe leucorrhoa the Greenland Wheatear, is probably a fairly common passage visitor (occurs in small numbers)

Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)


On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the Wheatear is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

Visit Kim's web site of her photography of the Western Isles
www.bigbigskies.co.uk

Other local bird photographs

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