wheatear

[ UK /wˈiːti‍ə/ ]
NOUN
  1. small songbird of northern America and Eurasia having a distinctive white rump
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How To Use wheatear In A Sentence

  • There was a female redstart, a couple of Rüppell's warblers, northern, Cyprus and black-eared wheatears, three woodchat shrikes, chiffchaff, and a tawny pipit.
  • On this walk I was lucky to see a flock of 40 wheatears returning to the moors from wintering in Africa.
  • A short car tour and a lengthy walk turn up not even a fleeting glimpse of a wheatear's white rump, and so we set off for Airidh nam Ban in the hope of at least hearing a chiffchaff among the trees there even if we don't see one. Country diary: South Uist
  • But diet extends to a selection of birds including warblers and even swallows, wheatears and nightingales.
  • In the scrub areas I once again saw both Desert and Isabelline wheatears.
  • The Sussex shepherds who could earn up to £50 a year by supplying wheatears to poulterers in Brighton used to attend an annual celebration dinner, until about 1880.
  • Other species such as the wheatear, ring ouzel, and sandwich tern have all been observed about one week earlier than usual.
  • The stunning list of passerines to be found at the site includes calandra lark, crag martin, rufous - tailed scrub robin, three species of wheatears, blue rock thrush, various species of warblers, rock nuthatch, lesser grey and woodchat shrikes, rose - coloured starling, rock sparrow, black - headed and ortolan buntings, and others.
  • Skylarks, wheatears, pipits and greylag geese fill any silences that remain.
  • The beautiful underfoot carpets of blue gentium delight the eye and, above fly buzzards, eagles, skylarks and wheatears.
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