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Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens

Described by: Lichtenstein, M. H. K. (1823)
Alternate common name(s): White-underwinged Wheatear, Arabian Wheatear, South Arabian Wheatear, Schalow's Wheatear, Abyssinian Black Wheatear, Eastern Black Wheatear, African Wheatear, East African Wheatear
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Nizzana, Israel - Mar 25, 2001 © Alain Fossé  Piste de Tagdilt, Morocco - Mar 16, 2004 © Alain Fossé  Tunisia - Jan, 1992 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Ayn Sahnawt, near Salalah, Oman - Nov 1, 2004 © Aurélien Audevard  Ayn Sahnawt, near Salalah, Oman - Nov 1, 2004 © Aurélien Audevard 
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Nw. to e. Africa, Arabian Peninsula, and s. Middle East;
Widely fragmented distribution;
(1) N. Africa from s. Morocco e. through nc. and s. Algeria, Tunisia, n. Libya and nw. Egypt.
(2) N. Egypt e. of the Nile River to Sinai Peninsula, Israel, Syria, Jordan, nw. Arabia and n. Iraq.
(3) Sw. Arabia from Taif to Yemen.
(4) S. Saudi Arabia (Hadramaut) and Oman.
(5) Ne. Somalia.
(6) Highlands of n. and c. Ethiopia and n. Somalia.
(7) Highlands of s. Kenya and ne. Tanzania.
(8) S. Iran and sw. Pakistan (Baluchistan).
Wanders to s. Egypt, n. Sudan and s. Israel.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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