This bird is a migratory central Asiatic wheatear which originates from the extreme southeast of Europe to China, and has been occasionally found wintering in India or passing through. The pied wheatear is actually native to Southeast Europe and Western Asia. The breeding range extends from Romania and Bulgaria to Siberia, Altai and Mongolia and southwards to the Caucasus, Transcaspia, Turkestan, Iran and Afghanistan. It sometimes passages through NW India and Pakistan during migration. Very rarely sighted and photographed in India.
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