311. Motacilla leucocephala

311. WHITE-HEADED WAGTAIL.
MOTACILLA LEUCOCEPHALA.
Motacilla leucocephala, (Prjev.) Nov. vid. ptitz. Centr. Asie, Zap. Imp. Akad. Nayk. Iv. p. 85 (1887) ; Pleske, Prjevalsky’s Reisen, Vogel, p. 186, Taf. x. figs. 3, 4.
Male ad. Head, chin, and cheeks white ; hinder part of head and nape smoke-grey ; upper parts yellowish olivaceous ; throat, breast, and under parts citron-yellow ; two pale bands across the wings. Culmen 0.6, wing 3.25, tail 2.92, tarsus 1.0 inch. The female has the upper parts smoke-grey, the back tinged with brown and the rump with olive-green ; supercilium, cheeks, chin, and throat pure white ; rest of under parts white washed with yellowish.
Hab. Dzungaria.
Nothing is known of this Wagtail beyond that Prjevalsky met with it on the spring passage on the Urungu river and in the Southern Altai, where it was in small parties of 5 to 10 individuals. In August he again met with it on the Tosso-nor in Tsaidam.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
311. Motacilla leucocephala
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
311
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
209
Common name: 
White Headed Wagtail
M_ID: 
30305
M_SN: 
Motacilla flava leucocephala
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
11100

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