Migratory Bird – Eastern Black-eared Wheatear

The eastern black-eared wheatear is a wheatear, a small migratory 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.

It is found breeding in the eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Europe to the Caspian Sea and Iran and migrates to winter quarters in the Sudan.

The female is a browner bird, but has the characteristic lower back, and her seasonal changes are less marked.

Video Source: أبلق أسود الأذن Wheatear black ear from Ismail Zizou on Youtube ⁄ CC BY

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