Calobates melanope, Pall.
592. :- G. sulphurea, Bech. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 220 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 489; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 592 ; (C. boarula, Penn.) Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 166 ; Motacilla melanope, Pall.; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 127.
THE GREY AND YELLOW WAGTAIL.
Length, 7.5; wing, 2.25; tail, 3.5 ; tarsus, 0.8; bill at front, 0.45.
Bill black ; irides brown; legs pale-brown.
Plumage above pale-grey, with a wash of olivaceous; upper tail-coverts pale-yellow, also the edges of the tertiaries; supercilium, chin and throat, white ; rest of the lower parts pale-yellow, greenish on the middle, and laterally pure yellow ; a white-wing band ; wings and tail brownish-black ; the three outer tail-feathers on each side white on the inner web, the outermost wholly so.
In summer the chin and throat become black with a whitish border, and the yellow of the lower parts is darker.
During the cold season, the Grey and Yellow Wagtail is very common throughout the country.