50. Saxicola capistrata

50. WHITE-HEADED WHEATEAR.
SAXICOLA CAPISTRATA.
Saxicola capistrata, Gould, B. of Asia, iv. pl. 28 (1865) ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 368 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 72 ; S. leucomela, Jerdon, B. of Ind. ii. p. 131.
Male ad. (Afghanistan). Differs from S. picata, in having after the autumn moult the forehead, crown, nape, and hind neck greyish white, sometimes whiter over the eye and ear-coverts. Soon after the autumn moult the crown becomes whiter. Culmen 0.65, wing 3.6, tail 2.7, tarsus 1.0 inch. The female resembles that of S. picata, but the upper parts are more sandy, and the chin, throat, and breast are light fulvous.
Hab. Turkestan, Afghanistan, and the plains of India as far south as Jodhpur and Sambhar and as far east as the Jumna river. In its habits it does not appear to differ from S. picata but nothing is known of its breeding habits. It appears to be resi¬dent throughout its range.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
50. Saxicola capistrata
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
50
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
34
Common name: 
White Headed Wheatear
M_ID: 
28551
M_CN: 
Variable Wheatear
M_SN: 
Oenanthe picata
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
11101

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