NORTHERN WHEATEAR

Previously European Wheatear

(Oenanthe oenanthe)

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Roberts VI / VII 585 / 785
Clements 2000 142.2380
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 130-156 (CBOS 130-161)
Rare Vagrant
A small bird (15 cm), breeding in the northern Palaearctic and migrating to sub Saharan Africa. It is a rare vagrant to southern Africa. It is found on bare ground and is normally solitary. It eats insects and millipedes.

List of Stamps showing Northern Wheatear

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Alderney 0050 0052 1995 37p
Alderney 0235   2004 26p
Alderney 0241ms   2004 26p
Benin     2000 270f
Iceland 1009   2001 42k
Jersey 0637 0632 1993 28p
Jersey 1405   2008 76p
Jersey 1406m   2008 76p
Kuwait 0595 0592 1973 15f