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Unknown species

Datum 26 februari 2018
Locatie Jabal Samhan, Oman
Fotograaf Frank Dröge Frank Dröge
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Eduard Sangster  ·  27 april 2019  19:30

Lijkt me een prima Arabian Wheatear Oenanthe lugentoides.

Rubén Barone  ·  27 april 2019  21:09


I think the same, it is an adult male Arabian Weathear Oenanthe lugentoides. Checking the drawings and photos showed in the book ROBINS AND CHATS, of P. Clement & C. Rose (2015, Helm Editorial), it's clear that the bird in question should be that species, which distribution comprises a narrow, mostly coastal area of the Arabian Peninsula (including Oman). 

Max Berlijn  ·  28 april 2019  05:46, gewijzigd 28 april 2019  05:46

Lijkt mij ook een Arabian , in HBW maken ze het lumpen van dit taxa wel erg bont , gewoon alles op een hoop..

Rubén Barone  ·  28 april 2019  13:38

Hi again.

In the recent book Birds of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. An Annotated Checklist, by D. Mitchell (2017, Lynx Edicions), O. lugentoides is considered as a full species, the same taxonomic status adopted in the monograph Robins and Chats, which I mentioned in a previous comment. The subspecies present in Oman and Eastern Yemen is O. lugentoides boscaweni. 

Frank Dröge  ·  28 april 2019  21:58

Thanks for your reaction!

Rubén Barone  ·  30 april 2019  22:46

Hi again.

It has been a pleasure to help with the identification of this bird. See this:


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