W is for White-crowned Black Wheatears

Not the best capture, I realize, but it is not often I get to post under the letter ¨W¨! The White-crowned Black Wheatear (Oenanthe leucopyga) is only one of several different wheatear species found in Egypt – and one of the more common birds seen in Sinai. They are easily spotted as their little black-and-white bodies dart between rocks. In Sinai, you´ll also find the black-and-white Mourning Wheatears and Hooded Wheatears.

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