627. Saxicola montana.
Saxicola montana, Gould, Birds Asia, iv, pl. 30 (1865); Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 384; Si. John, Ibis, 1889, p. 164,
Coloration. Male. Resembles the male of S. deserti, but has almost the whole of the inner webs of the quills of the wing pure white quite up to the shaft; is also much larger, the wing measuring 3.9 or 4 inches.
Female. Resembles the female of S. deserti, but has a large amount of white on the inner webs of the quills, whereas S. deserti has none or hardly any; is also considerably larger.
Distribution. 1 have examined specimens of this Chat killed by Biddulph at Skardo on the Indus river in Kashmir in October; by Blanford at Gwadar, in Baluchistan, in December, and near Dizak in March.
Outside our limits this species occurs in Afghanistan in September, and in Turkestan and Tibet during the summer. It ranges to the west as far as the island of Socotra, whence I have seen a specimen killed in February.