A winter visitor and passing migrant through Cyprus and the Akamas peninsula. Common and very widespread species, especially during winter, typically in flocks, in open areas with low vegetation (grass). It’s common also around and inside villages and towns (e.g. football stadiums, squares, gardens with grass etc.).
It moves mostly on the ground, running fast for short distances and catching insects, while it moves its long tail up and down in a characteristic pace. It flies in a characteristic undulating pattern.
It’s a slim bird with elongated body, long tail and slender bill. The coloration is greyish on the upperparts, white on the underparts, with white forehead and supercilium and a black collar on the throat. The breeding plumaged birds in spring show more intense grey on the back and a black crown reaching the neck, while the forehead and area around the eye remain white.