Motacilla alba, Lin.
591ter. :- Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 166 ; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 127.
THE EUROPEAN WHITE-FACED WAGTAIL.
Length, 7.5 to 8 ; wing, 3.75 ; tail, 4.75.
Bill black ; irides dark-brown ; legs black.
Front of the head, lores, all round the eye, ear-coverts, cheeks, and a broad stripe down the sides of the neck, white, as also the belly, vent and under tail-coverts ; back of the head and nape, chin, throat and breast, black ; back and scapulars darker-grey than in personata ; upper tail-coverts dark-brown, a few feathers margined white ; primaries dusky-brown, the outer webs darker, with a very faint whitish edge ; secondaries,. tertiaries, and inner webs of the median greater-coverts, dark brown, nearly black, all broadly edged white on their outer webs, and except the primaries, tipped with white ; the inner webs of the primaries and secondaries margined for their basal half with white; lesser wing-coverts concolorous with the back; tail black, the two outermost feathers white, except a dark brown margin for nearly three-fourths their length on their inner webs, and in some specimens on the outer web near the shaft; under wing and thigh-coverts white, the latter with some dark streaks.
The European White-faced Wagtail is a common cold weather visitant to Sind. It is by many considered identical with dukhunensis.