Wheatear

Name: Wheatear

Scientific name: Oenanthe oenanthe

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: A robin-sized chat. Wheatears have an upright stance, with long black legs and a relatively long tail. Wheatears are summer visitors, arriving here in early March and leaving in September. Males are very smart birds, with a grey back and head, black wings

How to identify: Unmistakeable if seen well, especially told by the characteristic tail pattern.

Where: A summer visitor to the north and west of Britain, found everywhere on migration.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 50
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 60
  • Cute factor: 50
  • Traveller: 80

Fantastic fact: Wheatears nest in hollows in the ground, often among stones.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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