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Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) - Male



Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) - Male Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Class: Aves
Family: Muscicapidae
Common Name: Northern Wheatear
Genus: Oenanthe
Species Name: oenanthe

About The Northern Wheatear

Northern wheatears fly amazing distances every year. They breed far north and spend the winter in the Sahara. Some northern wheatears fly up to 15,000 kilometers. Not all northern wheatears breed so far north. In the summer, they are found throughout Europe. One of their favorite places to nest in the Netherlands is in deserted rabbits burrows. They like treeless terrains, such as tundra, open mountainous areas, heath fields and bare dunes. Sometimes, they sit on a stone or in a bush while waiting for a prey; other times they run around as they search for insects, spiders, snails or berries.

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