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A Wheatear keeps watch from a rock
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Image details:  
Image Description: A Wheatear keeps watch from a rock
Image notes: Many nest in Shetland every year. This juvenile is taking in it's surroundings.
Species in Image: Northern Wheatear
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc01811

General details:  
Common Name Northern Wheatear
Latin Name Oenanthe oenanthe
Shetland Name Stinkle
Latin Group Name Passeriformes
Latin Family Name Turdidae
Common Family Name Chats and Thrushes
Description Common summer visitor. Breed over all the Shetland Islands. The first wheatear in April is welcomed as a sign of spring. By early September they are moving to their wintering quarters in tropical Africa.
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