April 1981 – vol. 74, issue 4, pp 179–180 Last month's mystery bird depicted in plate 93 (repeated here) was fairly obviously a wheatear Oenanthe, but which one? There are no less than 14 species of wheatear on the West Palearctic list, several of which have reasonably different subspecies and even colour phases. Coupled with the rather complicated seasonal variations in plumage, the similarity between several species and the fact tha... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.