627. Saxicola montana

627. Saxicola montana.

Gould's Chat.

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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
627. Saxicola montana
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
627
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
91
Common name: 
Goulds Chat
M_ID: 
28508
M_CN: 
Hooded Wheatear
M_SN: 
Oenanthe monacha
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
854

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