Migratory (spring: mid-March – April and autumn: end of August – early September) species mainly, with a relatively small number breeding in a few areas on the island, possibly in the Akamas area too. It overwinters in a number of areas mostly in and around Sahara, the Arabian peninsula and further west almost to the Indian peninsula. It migrates and breeds in NW Africa, mostly south and eastern Europe and a large part of western to almost central Asia.
It’s seen usually in small to mid-sized flocks, especially near coastal areas, open areas with low vegetation and sparse bushy cover and other more open ‘steppe’ like areas. Breeding birds are in pairs.
It’s small sized, with pale (sandy) color wings with blackish stripes, white undersides (belly, throat) and obvious white supercilium. It often has two black lines at the sides between throat and chest.