The ring-ousel, Turdus torquatus, has a dark bill and conspicuous white gorget, whence its name.
Seen in front, its white face, striped with black, and broad black gorget attract attention as it sits, often motionless, on the rocks; while in flight the white of the lower part of the back and white band across the wings are no less conspicuous even at a distance.
gorget patch of black with a center strip of one row of red tracing.
lapel of the undress uniform a gorget patch of black with a center strip of one row of red tracing.
The iron staples which held the collar or gorget were visible not many years ago.