A female Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) perched on a seaweed covered rock in Langstone Harbour, Southern England

- Image ID: KG850M
A female Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) perched on a seaweed covered rock in Langstone Harbour, Southern England
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Image ID: KG850M
The Northern Wheatear or wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae. It is the most widespread member of the Wheatear genus Oenanthe in Europe and Asia. It is a migratory insectivorous species breeding in open stony country in Europe and Asia with footholds in northeastern Canada and Greenland as well as in northwestern Canada and Alaska.
Location: Langstone Harbour, Hampshire, United Kingdom