Calobates melanope

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Calobates melanope
Spp Author: 
Pall.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
237
Common name: 
Grey And Yellow Wagtail
M_ID: 
30321
M_CN: 
Grey Wagtail
M_SN: 
Motacilla cinerea
Term name: 
id: 
11730

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