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.