Saxicola morio

Saxicola morio, Hemp & Her

490. :- Saxicola leucomela, Pallas. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 181; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 143.

THE WHITE-HEADED STONECHAT.

Length, 6.5 ; wing, 3.6 to 3.9 ; tail, 2.25 to 2.75 ; tarsus, 0.85 to 1 ; bill at front, 0.6 to 0.7. Bill black ; irides dark-brown ; legs black.

Crown on the head greyish-white; the rump and upper tail-coverts, and all the lower parts, from the top of the breast, white; rest of the upper parts, neck, and breast, black ; tail black, with the base of the central feathers, and all the lateral ones, white ; the outermost tipped with black, and part of the outer web also black.

Young birds have the white cap more or less tinged with dingy greyish-brown.

The White-headed Stonechat is a winter visitant to Sind ; it does not occur elsewhere within our limits.

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 morio
Spp Author: 
Hemp & ehr
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
203
Common name: 
White Headed Stonechat
M_SN: 
Saxicola maura
id: 
11641

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