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Desert Wheatear
Desert Wheatear

The Desert Wheatear is a wheatear, a small passerine bird. It is a migratory insectivorous species, 14.5 to 15 cm (5¾–6 inches) in length.

Although males in summer of its subspecies are more or less distinct, the autumn, female and juvenile plumages are confusing.

The upper parts of the male in summer are buff. The under parts are white with a buff tinge on the breast. The black on the face and throat extends to the shoulders, and there is distinct white superciliary stripe.

The best character, in both sexes at all ages, is that the entire tail is black to the level of the uppertail coverts. The female is greyer above and buffer below and has no black on the throat, and in the winter plumage the black on the throat of the male is obscured by white tips.

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