Other Names: none
Distribution: Europe and northern Asia in summer; north Africa and south and southeast Asia in winter.
Size: 14-16 cm in length with a 21-26 cm wingspan.
Plumage: The male has a black head and throat, white neck collar and underparts, and a chestnut brown back and wing streaked with black. The female is much duller, with a streaked brown head, and has more distinct dark brown streaks on the underside. Both have dark brown to black beaks, light brown legs, and black eyes.