67. Pratincola dacotiAe

67. Canarian CHAT.
PRATINCOLA DACOTIAE.
Pratincola dacotioe, Meade, Waldo, Ibis, 1889, p. 501, pl. xv. ; Dresser, ix. p. 37, pl. 640 (1895).
Male ad. Upper parts blackish brown, the feathers with lighter margins, crown and nape darker ; lores and sides of head black ; superciliary stripe white ; wings and tail brown, with whitish margins ; alar patch white ; under parts white, with a pale rusty-red patch on the breast ; bill and legs black ; iris brown. Culmen 0.62, wing 2.5, tail 2.3, tarsus 0.9 inch. The female is paler and duller, especially on the head, and the rufous patch on the breast is nearly obsolete.
Hab. The island of Fuerteventura (Canaries) but it may possibly occur on the opposite unexplored coast of Africa.
Frequents small barrancos on the mountain slopes where there are bushes. It is an early breeder, the young being fledged by the middle of February, and its nest is placed on the ground under stones or a rock. Mr. Meade Waldo was too late for the eggs, but received eggs said to be those of this species which he says resembled intensely bright coloured eggs of P. rubicola.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
67. Pratincola dacotiAe
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
67
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
44
Common name: 
Canarian Chat
M_ID: 
28384
M_CN: 
Canary Islands Stonechat
M_SN: 
Saxicola dacotiae
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10114

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