Saxicola opistholeuca, Strick.
488. :- Saxicola leucoroides, Guerin. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol., II, p. 130; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 475 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 144 ; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, p. 125.
THE INDIAN WHITE-TAILED STONECHAT.
Length, 6.5 ; expanse, 10.75 ; wing, 3.75 ; tail, 2.75 ; tarsus, 0.9 ; bill at front, 0.5 ; bill at gape, 0.75.
Bill black ; irides dark-brown ; legs black.
Sooty-black; the thigh-coverts, lower abdomen, vent, and under tail-coverts white, and the greater part of the tail also white ; the lateral feathers tipped with black for not quite half an inch, the middle feathers for about half an inch.
The female is said to be of a duller and browner hue.
The White-tailed Stonechat occurs sparingly in Sind and Northern Guzerat, more commonly near Mhow in Central India, and at Neemuch in Western Rajpootana. It is a winter visitant only. It is doubtful whether the bird has been found in the Deccan.