Nice arse!

Wheatears are a group of birds which I never noticed until we started spending time around the Middle East/Mediterranean. The most important thing to know about them is, of course, that “wheatear” is in fact a corruption of the original name, “white arse”. So, croups, not crops.

We never got close enough to the desert wheatears in Oman for any photos I care to reproduce, so we’ll start with the dashing white-crowned wheatear*:

Here we have the neat, but dull female black wheatear:

And the splendid western black-eared wheateater, showing off his best side:

*All species are my best guesses.

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1 Response to Nice arse!

  1. Flora Alexander says:

    I like the round brown one!

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