Genus: Oenanthe (wheatears) 

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There are 18 species distributed through Eurasia and Africa, of which six species are found in southern Africa. 

Species indigenous to southern Africa

Oenanthe bifasciata (Buff-streaked chat) 

Oenanthe isabellina (Isabelline wheatear) 

Oenanthe monticola (Mountain wheatear, Mountain chat) 

Oenanthe oenanthe (Northern wheatear, European wheatear) 

Oenanthe pileata (Capped wheatear) 

Oenanthe pleschanka (Pied wheatear) 

 
 

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