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Photographs by Martin Reid©

One of many species of wheatears to be found in the rocky deserts of north Africa and the Middle East, the White-crowned Black Wheatear is most at home in hilly wadis and other rocky desert slopes. Note that immature White-crowns do NOT have a white crown (see inset of adult feeding juvemile), and thus resemble Black Wheatear (which also occurs in Morocco) - look for the solid white outer tail feathers in White-crowned (obvious black terminal band present in Black Wheatear, which is also a more sooty black).