A passing migrant (spring: March – April, autumn: August – October) through Cyprus and the Akamas peninsula. A common Wheatear species during the migration seasons, it’s observed in a variety of (mainly open) habitats, mostly from the lowland to semi-mountainous areas.
It’s often seen in gatherings of several individuals, although they are not in flocks. They can be seen together with other Wheatear species as well. They are usually seen moving with quick hops on the ground, looking for food (mainly insects and caterpillars) or sitting on the top of low bushes and herbaceous plants.
It stands with a very upright body posture. It has sandy upperparts with a black tail and white rump, a thin white supercilium (larger in front of the eye), a thin black stripe (in front of the eye) (the male) and pale whitish underparts.