Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Scientific name definitions

Erica H. Dunn, David J. T. Hussell, Josef Kren, and Amelia C. Zoerb
Version: 2.1 — Published October 25, 2022



Special thanks to the wheatear experts who contributed unpublished observations and helpful comments, especially Debora Arlt for thorough review of the entire manuscript, and Heiko Schmaljohann for review of the Migration and Movements section; also Franz Bairlein, Tomas Pärt, and Christoph M. Meier. Peter Pyle and Michael Patten wrote most of the sections on Appearance and Systematics, respectively.

David Hussell’s field work in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada involved many assistants, primarily Erica Dunn and Jeremy Hussell and, for fewer years, Franz Bairlein, Rolf Nagel and Ryan Norris. Short-term assistants included Spencer Sealy, Dan Strickland, Marc Bulte, Marc Travers, and Peter Hussell, while numerous local residents, students and visitors each helped for a few days. Appreciated assistance with arrangements came from Rick Armstrong and Mary Ellen Thomas at the Nunavut Research Institute, Mark Mallory and others at Environment and Climate Change Canada, and others who helped with the various research permits required for working in Nunavut. Birds Canada kindly provided an administrative home for Hussell’s self-financed field work.

Recommended Citation

Dunn, E. H., D. J. T. Hussell, J. Kren, and A. C. Zoerb (2022). Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe), version 2.1. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.norwhe.02.1