Emberiza stewarti

Emberiza stewarti, Blyth.

718. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 374; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 185.

THE WHITE-CAPPED BUNTING.

Length, 6 ; wing, 3.12 ; tail, 2.75 ; tarsus, 0.7.

Bill fleshy-brown ; irides brown ; legs fleshy-brown.

Male, crown greyish-white ; lores, a broad line passing over the eye to the nape, and the throat, black; cheeks and ear-coverts white ; back, scapularies, rump, and upper tail-coverts, deep reddish-chesnut; wing-coverts dark-brown, edged with buffy-brown ; wings brown, narrowly edged with greyish-white ; the central tail-feathers blackish-brown ; the two outer on each side blackish-brown at the base, and white for the remainder of their Length, with the exception of their outer web, which is brown; the whole under surface creamy-white, crossed on the chest by a broad band of lively chesnut-red.

The female has the whole upper surface, wings, and tail, pale olive-brown, with a streak of dark-brown down the centre of each feather; a slight tinge of rufous on the upper tail-coverts ; under surface pale buffy-brown, streaked with dark-brown.

The White-capped Bunting is a seasonal visitant to Sind only.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Emberiza stewarti
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
269
Common name: 
White-capped Bunting
M_ID: 
32031
M_CN: 
White-capped Bunting
M_SN: 
Emberiza stewarti
Term name: 
id: 
11817

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