Budytes melanocephala

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.

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: 
Budytes melanocephala
Spp Author: 
Licht.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
239
Common name: 
Black Cap Field Wagtail
M_ID: 
30297
M_CN: 
Western Yellow Wagtail
M_SN: 
Motacilla flava
Term name: 
id: 
11733

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