Oenanthe isabellina (Temminck, 1829)
Family: Passeriformes > Muscicapidae
Resembling a pale Wheatear, this is a very rare visitor for which most records come in late autumn.
Isabelline Wheatear breeds from eastern Greece and Turkey east to north-east China, and winters in the north and east of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and east to Pakistan.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
European Distribution Map
Isabelline Wheatear is a rare vagrant and characteristically a late autumn bird, with most records in late October and November.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Isabelline Wheatear, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.
Feather measurements and photos on featherbase
|Field Codes||5-letter code: ISAWH | Euring: 11440|
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