julietteculver's picture

Bird in Paphos

Observed: 20th October 2009 By: julietteculver
IMG 6396

I saw this in Cyprus and I can't imagine it's anything unusual but would like to know what its name is!

Species interactions

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Rob Coleman's picture

More often see the juveniles

More often see the juveniles in this lovely buff plumage in the UK. Lovely picture.

Rob Coleman

julietteculver's picture

Thank you for such a quick

Thank you for such a quick identification! Showed the photo to a few people who asked me what it was and had to embarrassingly admit that I didn't know!

Apus's picture


Although the lighting is not perfect, I think this is more likely to be a first-year Black-eared Wheatear. They are usually darker than our wheatear.

Martin Harvey's picture


Hi Apus,

Thanks for that - would you mind adding it as a second identification? Click on "Add a revision" above.

Entomologist and biological recorder

lst55's picture


what a lovely photo


OU Student

bobthebirder's picture


Female black-eared would not show the white supercilium of this bird. I'd go for northern wheatear, as Rob originally thought.

Bob Ford

Apus's picture

Unfortunately, there is much

Unfortunately, there is much shadow on the upperparts and some Black-eared show a supercilium.