Budytes melanocephala, Licht.
593bis. :- Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 490; Dec-can, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 410; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 168.
THE BLACK-CAP FIELD WAGTAIL.
Length, 6.3 to 6.5 ; wing, 3.1 to 3.25 ; tail, 2.75; bill at front, 0.43.
Bill dark-brown; irides brownish; legs dark-brown.
Head, nape, lores, sides of the face and ear-coverts black; back, scapulars, rump, and upper tail-coverts, yellowish-green, the latter lighter, and the feathers edged with yellowish; chin white or buffy-white; rest of under surface pure yellow; primaries and secondaries dull brown, lighter and whitish on the margins at the base of their inner webs; tertiaries dark-brown, edged on lesser wing-coverts yellowish-olive, subterminally dark-brown, and tipped yellowish; median and greater-coverts dark-brown, tipped yellowish, forming two conspicuous wing-bands ; tail black margined with greenish ; the two outermost feathers on each side white, except a broad dark-brown margin on their inner webs.
During the cold season the Black-capped Field Wagtail is commonly distributed throughout the district.