Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina

Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear with caterpillar
The Isabelline Wheatear breeds in southern Russia and Central Asia and winters in India and Africa.
Unusually for wheatears, male and female have similar plumage - both also similar to a large version of the female Northern Wheatear.
Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear in flight
Isabelline Wheatear
It is called "isabelline" because of its light brown colouring. It is called "wheatear" as a euphemism of "white arse" - visible in flight above.
Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear with fly
Isabelline Wheatear