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Hume's Wheatear

Oenanthe albonigra

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Identification

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Large wheatear with dark black head and back, and pure white breast and belly. Sexes alike. Extremely similar to the male of the picata form of Variable Wheatear, but Hume’s Wheatear is larger, with a larger bill and longer wings, and the black doesn’t extend past the throat, while the white extends farther up the back. Inhabits barren hills and rocky slopes, where it forages on the ground for invertebrates. The song is thrush-like with some sweet and buzzy notes. The call is a harsh “chuk.”

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