Saxicola monachus, Rupp.
490bis. :- Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 143.
THE HOODED STONECHAT.
Length, 7 to 7.25; wing, 4 to 4.42 ; tail, 2.75 ; tarsus, 0.9 ; bill at front, 0.62.
Bill black; irides brown; legs black.
General color black; quills dark-brown, paler on under surface ; head, nape, upper and lower tail-coverts, belly, and flanks, white ; tail white, except the terminal half of the two central feathers, and the tips of the others, which are very dark-brown.
The female is similar to the male but browner, and the white parts are tinged with buff.
The Hooded Stonechat occurs as a winter visitant to Sind.
It has not been recorded from any other portion of the region.