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Cyprus Wheatear

Dark-eyed Junco
Cyprus Warbler

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Cyprus Warbler

  • Sylvia melanothorax
  • Warblers & Whatnots

About the Cyprus Wheatear

The Cyprus Wheatear is a small songbird that breeds exclusively on the island of Cyprus. These little relatives of flycatchers are migratory and winter in the Sudan and Ethiopia.

The Cyprus Wheatear is also known as the Cyprus Pied Wheatear because of its pied plumage. The neck, face, wings and black are black or dark; the crown and chest are white or buffy.

Despite its restricted breeding range, ss of September 2012, the Cyprus Wheatear has a conservation status of Least Concern. The species is found in the logo for BirdLife Cyprus.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 18 September 2012
Scientific Name Oenanthe cypriaca
  • Passeriformes
  • Muscicapidae
  • Oenanthe
  • O. cypriaca
Birdorable Family Flycatchers & Friends
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
5.5 to 5.9 inches
Range East Europe East Africa

International Names

  • 塞浦路斯 (Chinese)
  • bělořit kyperský (Czech)
  • Cypernstenpikker (Danish)
  • Cyprustapuit (Dutch)
  • kyproksentasku (Finnish)
  • Traquet de Chypre (French)
  • Zypernschmätzer (German)
  • Monachella di Cipro (Italian)
  • キプリスサバクヒタキ [kipurisusabakuhitaki] (Japanese)
  • Kyprossteinskvett (Norwegian)
  • bialorzytka cypryjska (Polish)
  • Кипрская каменка (Russian)
  • Collalba de Cyprus (Spanish)
  • Cypernstenskvätta (Swedish)