Males have a black face patch that connects to a black wing patch (disconnected in the black-eared wheatear); an orangish-white crown and back; white underparts; and a black tail. Females are paler brown.
Ground-dweller. Rarely perches on trees
Wheatears feed on insects.
Breeds in southern Europe. Winters in northern Jordan in dry, rocky regions, including the Eastern Desert, Amman, and Wadi Mujib.