Saxicola deserti, Ruppell.
492. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 132 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 476 ; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 405; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 144 ; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India ; Ibis, 1885, p. 125.
THE BLACK-THROATED WHEATEAR.
Length, 6.5 to 7 ; expanse, 10.5 to 11; wing, 3.75 ; tail, 2.5 ; tarsus, 0.85 to 1; bill at gape, 0.75 ; bill at front, 0.48. Bill black ; irides brown; legs black.
Above pale isabelline, greyish on the crown and nape, and a whitish eyebrow; rump and upper tail-coverts buffy-white ; tail white at base, the rest black ; chin, throat, lores, and ears, pure black, extending down the sides of the neck to the shoulder; wing black, with a white patch on the bend of the wing; beneath pale isabelline, the lower tail-coverts buffy-white.
The Black-throated Wheatear occurs in the same localities as S. isabellinus, but is perhaps rather more common.