Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka (907)
Experiences with species

I first saw this bird in Tanzania in 2010, when in a morning of wheatears, we picked up Northern, Isabelline, Pied and Schalow's on the drive out of Arusha. It is such a rare bird in Southern Africa, so when news broke of one at the airport in Victoria Falls, it didn't take much to convince myself that I needed to part with a lot of Rand and get up there, QUICKLY! Such a bizarre sighting, as it hopped around the carpark, fed on insects next to the airport building, and peered through the bar windows to see what was going on. Celebrations we had, with many a Zambezi consumed.

Other names: -

Ranges: Resident Breeding Non-breeding Migratory Uncertain

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