Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Red-breasted Wheatear

Red-breasted Wheatear Oenanthe  bottae
Bale Mountain National Park, Ethiopia
14 January 2014

    I have been posting the birds of my Ethiopian odyssey in chronological sequence, but somehow I missed this one from the 14th January. The Red-breasted Wheatear is a bird of high altitude grasslands so it was clearly at home on the high plateau of the Bale Mountain National Park. In its restricted habitat we saw it quite commonly, but once we descended to lower altitudes sightings of this species ceased.

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7 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful colour! Looks like a small bird. It's gorgeous against the blue sky!

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  2. Qute Little fellar.!
    Great Picture!

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  3. It would have been missing in your blog if you had really forgotten in your HD!
    Cute little guy, unknown to me!

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  4. Kojarzy mi się z naszym kopciuszkiem:)

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  5. Bonitas fotos, muy coloridas enhorabuena.
    http://misojosasiloven.blogspot.com.es/

    Unsaludo.

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  6. It is a beautiful bird and I hope this year to shoot :-) You have it in any case al

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