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Hume's wheatear (Oenanthe albonigra) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is found in Afghanistan, Bahrain, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

Hume's wheatear
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Oenanthe
O. albonigra
Binomial name
Oenanthe albonigra
(Hume, 1872)

The name commemorates the British naturalist Allan Octavian Hume, who worked in India.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Oenanthe albonigra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 173–174.