Cyprus Wheatear

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Cyprus Wheatear
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Muscicapidae
Genus:Oenanthe
Binomial name
Oenanthe cypriaca
(Homeyer, 1884)

The Cyprus Wheatear or Cyprus Pied Wheatear ( Oenanthe cypriaca) is a small 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, Muscicapidae.

This migratory insectivorous species was formerly considered a race of Pied Wheatear. It breeds only in Cyprus, and winters in southern Sudan and Ethiopia.

This species closely resembles Pied Wheatear, although it has slightly more black on the tail and back. Sexes are similar.

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