51. Saxicola leucopyga

51. WHITE-RUMPED WHEATEAR.
SAXICOLA LEUCOPYGA.
Saxicola leucopyga, (Brehm), Vogelfang, p. 225 (1855) ; Dresser, ii. p. 243, pl. 35 ; Seebohm Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 374.
Boudjahar, Arab.
Male ad. (Nubia). Crown, nape, rump, tail-coverts, and all the tail-feathers except the middle ones white ; terminal half of these last and two-thirds of the shafts black, the basal half white ; rest of plumage glossy black ; beak and legs black ; iris brown. Culmen 0.82, wing 4.1, tail 2.9, tarsus 1.1 inch. The female does not differ from the male, but the young bird has the black duller, and the crown black, with occasionally a white feather or two.
Hab. Algeria, ranging east to Egypt, Nubia, and Arabia, and north to Palestine. Everywhere resident.
It frequents rocky and stony places preferring the granite and limestone ranges and is shy and cautious. Its song is sweet and melodious. It feeds on insects but is said to eat the seeds of the pomegranate. It breeds in March, the nest being placed in a hole of a rock, but the eggs are, so far as I can ascertain, as yet unknown.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
51. Saxicola leucopyga
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
51
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
34
Common name: 
White Rumped Wheatear
M_ID: 
28559
M_CN: 
White-crowned Wheatear
M_SN: 
Oenanthe leucopyga
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
11103

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