Cyprus Wheatear

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 18 September 2012
Scientific Name
Oenanthe cypriaca
  • Passeriformes
  • Muscicapidae
  • Oenanthe
  • O. cypriaca
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
5.5 to 5.9 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 塞浦路斯
Czech (Cesky) bělořit kyperský
Danish (Dansk) Cypernstenpikker
Dutch (Nederlands) Cyprustapuit
Finnish (Suomi) kyproksentasku
French (Français) Traquet de Chypre
German (Deutsch) Zypernschmätzer
Italian (Italiano) Monachella di Cipro
Japanese (日本語) キプリスサバクヒタキ [kipurisusabakuhitaki]
Norwegian (Norsk) Kyprossteinskvett
Polish (Polski) bialorzytka cypryjska
Russian (русский язык) Кипрская каменка
Spanish (Español) Collalba de Cyprus
Swedish (Svenska) Cypernstenskvätta
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