Motacilla leucopsis, Gould.
590. :- Motacilla luzoniensis, Scop. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 218.
THE WHITE-FACED WAGTAIL.
Length, 7.9; extent, 11.25; wing, 3.6; tail, 3.75; tarsus, 0.6 ; bill at front, 0.6.
Bill black ; irides brown ; legs black.
In summer plumage, the occiput, nape, and upper parts generally deep black, also a large patch on the breast; a broad frontal band, sides of head (including the eye) and neck, large wing-patch, the two outermost tail-feathers on each side, and the lower parts, white.
In winter plumage, the back, shoulder, and rump are ashy-grey, the occiput, nape, and breast-band alone being black.
The female is a trifle smaller than the male, and the black perhaps is not quite so deep.
The White-faced Wagtail is, I believe, not uncommon at and near Mhow. It is of course a cold weather visitant only.