Scarce passage migrant and winter visitor. More common than Kurdistan Wheatear in Kuwait; often seen in remote locations in small numbers. A unique Asian specialty, rarely observed in other countries in the Western Palearctic.
Where in Kuwait
It winters at lower levels occurring on boulder-strewn hillsides, on rocky outcrops that provide good cover from predators and excellent song posts on rocky hills, scrubland and semi-desert and is found in wadi's on Jal Al-Zor escarpment and in the south near Khiran in areas where building rubble has been dumped
In the world
It has an extremely large range and a population that is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats. It breeds in mountainous areas of south-west and central Asia and it migrates south to winter in the Arabian Peninsula, Eritrea, southern parts of Iraq and Iran, Pakistan and north-west India. The male red-tailed wheatear is indistinguishable from the female and the name ‘red-tailed wheatear’ comes from the rust-tinged tail.
Habitat loss and degradation and indiscriminate shooting