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.