48. Saxicola albinigra

48. Black and White Wheatear.
SAXICOLA ALBINIGRA.
Saxicola albinigra, Hume, Stray Feathers, i. p. 2 (1873) ; Blanford, E. Pers. ii. p. 153, pl. xi ; Dresser, ix. p. 27, pl. 638, fig. .2 ; Oates, F Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 70 ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 366.
Male ad. (Persia). Head, neck, upper back, wings, axillaries, and wing- coverts and terminal portion of tail deep black ; rest of plumage white ; tail narrowly tipped with white ; beak and legs black ; iris brown. Cul¬men 0.8, wing 3.9, tail 2.55, tarsus 1.05 inch. The female and young do not differ from the male.
Hab. Persia, Baluchistan, Afghanistan, Sind, and Gilgit.
Throughout its range this species appears to be resident, in¬habiting the hills in summer and the lowlands in winter, and does not seem to differ from its allies in its general habits. In May Mr. Blanford found it nesting in a small cave under a lime¬stone hill near Karman, but the nest contained young birds. Mr. Zarudny, from whom I have received an egg, took the nest in Baluchistan on the 14th of May, 1901. The egg is very pale greenish blue, with a few scarcely visible reddish spots at the larger end, and measures 0.91 by 0.61.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
48. Saxicola albinigra
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
48
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
33
Common name: 
Black And White Wheatear
M_ID: 
28563
M_CN: 
Hume's Wheatear
M_SN: 
Oenanthe albonigra
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10017

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