65. Saxicola chrysopygia

65. RED-TAILED WHEATEAR.
SAXICOLA CHRYSOPYGIA.
Saxicola chrysopygia, (De Filippi), Ann. Zool. Genov, ii. p. 381 (1863) ; Dresser, ix. p. 31, pl. 638, fig. 1 ; Blanf. E. Pers. ii. p. 151, pl. x. fig. 1 ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 389 ; S. kingi, Hume, Ibis, 1871, p. 29.
Ad. (Persia). Upper parts hair brown, the lores and ear-coverts darker ; rump and upper tail-coverts rufous buff ; wings brown, the secondaries margined and tipped with greyish buff ; tail chestnut red, with a broad subterminal black band ; under parts greyish white, the breast and flanks washed with pale brown, the under tail-coverts with dull chestnut ; bill and legs black ; iris brown. Culmen 0.75, wing 3.7, tail 2.75, tarsus 1.0 inch. Sexes similar.
Hab. Persia, wintering in Baluchistan, Sind, and the plains of N.W. India.
Inhabits rocky desolate localities and does not differ in habits from its allies. Mr. Zarudny found its nest on the 25th May 1892 in Transcaspia, and has sent me one egg which is white with a bluish tinge, very finely dotted at the larger end with pale red, and measures 0.77 by 0.65.
PRATINCOLA, Koch, 1816.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
65. Saxicola chrysopygia
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
65
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
43
Common name: 
Red Tailed Wheatear
M_ID: 
28576
M_CN: 
Red-tailed Wheatear
M_SN: 
Oenanthe chrysopygia
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10702

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