Other Names: none
Distribution: temperate and tropical regions of Eurasia and east Africa.
Size: 17-19 cm in length.
Plumage: The uppersides are gray and the yellow breast and vent contrasting with whitish undersides is distinctive of the species. The wings are black with two white bars. Breeding males have a black throat that is edged by white cheek stripes. The legs are peach, the beak is gray, and the eyes are black with white eyerings and a white eyebrow stripe.