295. Motacilla leucopsis

295. WHITE-FACED WAGTAIL.
MOTACILLA LEUCOPSIS.
Motacilla leucopsis, Gould, P.Z.S. 1837, p. 78 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 482 ; Oates F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 288 ; M. luzoniesis (nec. Scop.), Gray, Cat. Mamm. &c., Nepal, p. 75 ; Jerd. B. of Ind. ii. p. 118.
Dhobin, Hindu ; Tangzhenfleu, Lepch.
Male ad. (E. Siberia). Differs from M. lugubris in having the wrings as white as in M. lugens ; forehead to the middle of the crown, sides of head and neck and upper throat pure white, the lower throat and upper breast deep black. Culmen 0.55, wing 3.55, tail 3.7, tarsus 0.87 inch. In the winter the upper parts are greyer, and the black on the under parts is reduced to a crescentic patch on the upper breast.
Hab. Eastern Siberia, Himalayas, China, wintering in Southern China, the plains of India from Assam to Central Tenassarim, west to Mirzapur, also the Andaman Islands.
It does not differ from its allies in general habits, and probably its nest and eggs are similar, but I do not find any description of them. It is said to breed in Southern Dauria, Chinese Manchuria, and in China.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
295. Motacilla leucopsis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
295
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
198
Common name: 
White Faced Wagtail
M_ID: 
30337
M_SN: 
Motacilla alba leucopsis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
11097

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