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|Oenanthe isabellina (Temminck, 1829) - Boz Kuyrukkakan [TR], Isabellina Wheatear [EN] a member of the family Muscicapidae. Formerly the genus Oenanthe was included in the family Turdidae.|
O. isabellina is a migratory insectivorous bird. It is a summer visitor in Turkiye and it breeds in Anatolia, S Russia and C Asia to N Pakistan, wintering in Africa and India.
It is like a female of Oenanthe oenanthe but it is larger at 15-16.5 cm in length, more upright and more tawny in colour, and has more black on its tail. The axillaries and underwing coverts are white, whereas in the commoner bird they are mottled with grey. Sexes are similar. Its colors resemble desert and steppe colors for camouflage. It stands usually a strange upright position, nearly 16-17 cm. Its song loudy.
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Güzel bir kompozisyon ve güzel bir arka plan. Kuşu sana bakışı da çok hoş. Eline sağlık. Mustafa
- [2007-06-07 4:18]
Ahmet, if you had cropped the bird little may be subject would have highlighted. TFS Ganesh
- [2007-06-09 6:32]
Great shot of this rare bird. I like the pose and the composition very much! Thanks for sharing.
(Back with the green face)