Red-breasted Wheatear Oenanthe bottae

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A chunky brownish wheatear of mountain habitats. Note the white eyebrow, black mask, clean white throat, and cinnamon underparts. The tail is mostly black with a white base and rump, forming a thick “T” pattern that is conspicuous in flight. Found in montane grassland, heathland, and cultivated areas. Very similar to Heuglin’s Wheater, but there is little overlap in range, and Red-breasted is larger and paler, with a much whiter throat. The song is a long, complex mix of many different components, sometimes given in a flight display. 

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