62. Saxicola cummingi

62. SUBSP. SAXICOLA CUMMINGI.
Saxicola cummingi, Whitaker, Bull. Brit. Orn. Club. No. lxvi. (1899) ; id. Ibis, (1902), p. 59, pl. iii.
Ad. Differs from S. xanthoprymna in having the basal part of the tail- feathers rusty-red like the upper tail-coverts, instead of white. From S. moesta it differs in having the top of the head and nape brownish grey like the back, the rump and upper tail-coverts rusty, and the rufous on the outer tail-feathers extending to within 0.7 of the extremity. Culmen 0.78, wing 3.7, tail 2.45, tarsus 0.95 inch.
Hab. Fao, Persian Gulf.
Nothing is as yet known respecting the habits or nidification of this bird, and indeed, only one specimen, now in the British Museum, is known.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
62. Saxicola cummingi
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
62
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
41
M_ID: 
28575
M_CN: 
Kurdish Wheatear
M_SN: 
Oenanthe xanthoprymna
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10876

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