Emberiza fucata, Pall.
719. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 375.
THE GREY-HEADED BUNTING.
Length, 6.75; expanse, 10.3; wing, 3.5; tail, 2.5 ; tarsus, 0.75 ; bill at front, 0.4.
Bill reddish, dusky on culmen; irides dark-brown; feet, fleshy-orange.
Above, head and neck darkish-grey, with some darker mesial streaks; scapulars, back and rump deep rufous or rufescent-brown, also streaked with black, except on the rump and upper tail-coverts; ear-coverts deep-rufous; a whitish supercilium; wings and tail dark-brown, broadly edged with reddish-fawn color; and the outer feathers of the tail partly white on their inner webs; throat, fore-neck, and breast, greyish-white; a narrow black streak from each corner of the gape, widening as it descends, and forming a gorget with the opposite one; below this white; then an interrupted pectoral band of rufous; and the belly whitish, tinged with rufous on the flanks and sides of vent.
The Grey-headed Bunting is not uncommon during the winter months, on the stony hills in the vicinity of Neemuch. It is also recorded by Jerdon from Mhow, Central India.