nonbreeding male; white basal margin of black tail (Norway; 2009-05-24)

Northern Wheatear
Oenanthe oenanthe

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: wheatears are small thrush-like birds in which females are drab and relatively uniform across species while males are often distinctively patterned in blacks, whites, and browns; this species is the only wheatear found in Europe; inhabits tundra, moors, grassy areas, and other open country.

molting into black facial mask; burnt orange breast (Norway; 2009-05-24)