Isabelline Wheatear – Natural Bird Sound

Isabelline Wheatear – Natural Bird Sound

The isabelline wheatear is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae. It is now more generally considered an Old World flycatcher in the family Muscicapidae. It is a migratory insectivorous bird.

Distribution: Southeastern Europe, Middle East to northwestern Himalayas, southern Russia, Mongolia, and northern China. In winter, they migrate to northwest India, central Africa, and southwest Asia.

In colouring it resembles a female northern wheatear, but it is larger at 15–16.5 centimetres (5.9–6.5 in) in length, more upright and more tawny in colour, and has more black on its tail. The term isabelline refers to the parchment-like colouration. The axillaries and underwing coverts are white, whereas in the commoner bird they are mottled with grey. The sexes are similar.

Video Source: 沙䳭/Isabelline Wheatear from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube ⁄ CC BY