In his Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d’Afrique, Vol. IV, p. 84, pl. 189, Levaillant described and figured, under the name of »Traquet Commandeur”, a species of Bird, the type of which made part of the old Cabinet Temminck and at present contained in the Collections of the Leyden Museum. Our bird in question agrees very well with the colored plate given by Levaillant, with the exception of the shoulderpatch, which in the bird is white with a well pronounced rosy tinge, the white feathers being broadly tipped with rosy, especially so near the edge of the wing. The same is the case in Levaillant’s plate, only is the rose color on the tips to the feathers much exaggerated.