Oenanthe pleschanka (Lepechin, 1770)
Family: Passeriformes > Muscicapidae
This smart black and white wheatear is a very rare visitor from south-east Europe, with most records in late autumn (October and November).
Pied Wheatears are migrants and winter in a band across central Africa.
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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 species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
|No. occupied in winter||2|
|% occupied in winter||0.07|
European Distribution Map
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
|% change in range in winter (1981–84 to 2007–11)||+100%|
Pied Wheatear is a rare vagrant, usually seen in late October and early 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 Pied 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.
|Field Codes||2-letter: PI | 5-letter code: PIEWH | Euring: 11470|
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