Saxicola monachus

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Saxicola monachus
Spp Author: 
Rupp.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
203
Common name: 
Hooded Stonechat
M_ID: 
28508
M_CN: 
Hooded Wheatear
M_SN: 
Oenanthe monacha
Term name: 
id: 
11642

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