44. Saxicola vittata

44. EHRENBERG’S WHEATEAR.
SAXICOLA VITTATA.
Saxicola vittata, Hempr. and Ehr. Symb. Phys. Aves. fol. C. C. (1828) ; Dresser, ix. p. 25, pl. 637 (1895).
Male ad. (Arabia). Crown and hind-neck greyish white ; back, wings, and a broad band from the lores to the base of the wing black ; central tail-feathers white at base, otherwise black, remaining rectrices white, terminated with black ; rest of the plumage white ; bill and legs black ; iris brown. Culmen 0.7, wing 3.9, tail 2.59, tarsus 0.7 inch. The female is said to resemble that of the Eastern pied chat, but to have, the throat white. The young male has the crown obscured by dirty grey, the black portions of the plumage tinged with brown and the underparts washed with buff.
Hab. Transcaspia, Turkestan, and Gilgit, migrating for the winter to Arabia and Abyssinia.
It is said to breed in North Western Turkestan, but nothing is on record respecting its nidification, and but little is known of its habits.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
44. Saxicola vittata
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
44
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
30
Common name: 
Ehrenberg’s Wheatear
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10232

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