Heuglin's Wheatear Oenanthe heuglini

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A brownish wheatear with a rusty breast. Note the white eyebrow, dark mask, and pale throat. The tail is mostly black with a white base and rump, forming a thick “T” pattern that is conspicuous in flight. Found in short grassland, cultivated areas, and open savanna, often in rocky areas. Very similar to Red-breasted Wheater, but there is little overlap in range, and Heuglin’s is smaller and darker, with a duller pale throat. The song is a long, complex mix of many different components, sometimes given in a flight display. 

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