(1095) Gymnoris xanthocollis transfuga.
The SIND Yellow-throated Sparrow.
Gymnoris flavicollis transfuga Hartert, Vog. Pal., i, p. 145 (1903) (Baluchistan).
Vernacular names. Raji, Jungli-churi (Hind.).
Description. Differs from G. x. xanthocollis in being much paler; above a sandy, ashy-brown and below a paler grey; the wing-spot is duller, more a brick-red than a chestnut and the yellow of the throat is also paler.
Colours of soft parts as in the preceding bird.
Measurements. About the same as in the preceding bird. Wing 78 to 84 mm.
Distribution. Persia and Persian Mesopotamia, Afghanistan, Baluchistan, Sind to Cutch, and possibly the Western part of the Punjab, where the two races meet.
Nidification. Similar to that of the preceding bird, whilst the eggs are indistinguishable from those of that race. Owing to the lack of trees the Sind Yellow-throated Sparrow builds more in holes in buildings or, like those found by Betham in Poona, in the hollows of lamp-posts.
Habits. Those of the Common Yellow-throated Sparrow.