- any of several small, chiefly Old World thrushes of the genus Oenanthe, having a distinctive white rump, especially O. oenanthe, of Eurasia and North America.
Origin of wheatear
Examples from the Web for wheatear
Historical Examples of wheatear
As a matter of fact, the winter home of the wheatear is Africa.Highways & Byways in Sussex
It is approached in delicacy by our Wheatear, which is termed the English Ortolan.Eccentricities of the Animal Creation.
The migrations of the Wheatear must be performed very quickly.
The migrations of the Wheatear are practically coincident in date.
One would not expect to find a wheatear in a wood, or a wren in a reed-bed.Birds in Flight
W. P. Pycraft
- any small northern songbird of the genus Oenanthe, esp O. oenanthe, a species having a pale grey back, black wings and tail, white rump, and pale brown underparts: subfamily Turdinae (thrushes)