• White-crowned Wheatear (Spring)
    White-crowned Wheatear (Spring) (Simon Price)
  • White-crowned Wheatear (Winter immature)
    White-crowned Wheatear (Winter immature) (Mike Pope)
  • White-crowned Wheatear (Winter immature)
    White-crowned Wheatear (Winter immature) (Mike Pope)
White-crowned Wheatear (Spring)
White-crowned Wheatear (Winter immature)
White-crowned Wheatear (Winter immature)
Recordings 
Scientific Name 
Oenanthe leucopyga
Arabic Name 
الفقاقة السوداء بيضاء التاج
Kuwaiti name 
فقاقة
Length 
17.0 cm
term Empty entity keys
Least Concern

Information

Rare visitor in spring, autumn and winter. A large, nearly black wheatear of the Arabian deserts. A species preferring the most barren rocky deserts, usually attracted to rocky wadis and even abandoned buildings or ruins.
Where in Kuwait 
It is a species found in the wadis of Jal Al-Zor escarpment, but has also been recorded in large farmlands
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a stable population and it breeds in stony deserts from the Sahara and Arabia across to Iraq. Adults of both sexes of this species are black except for a white rump and a black inverted T on its mainly white tail. Full adults have a white crown, not shown by young birds
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation