264. Criniger burmanicus.
The Burmese White-throated Bulbul.
Criniger flaveolus, apud Blyth, Birds Burm. p. 134. Criniger griseiceps, Hume, apud Wald. in Blyth, Birds Burm. p. 134 ; Hume, S. F. ii, p. 476; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 300; Hume, Cat. no. 451 bis (part.) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 77 (part.); Bingham, S. F. ix, p. 182; Oates, B. B. i, p. 183 (part.) ; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) v. p. 596.
Coloration. Resembles C. flaveolus. Differs in having the upper part of the b east white like the throat, and the crown and crest greyish brown, with the longer feathers of the latter (in good specimens) tipped olive-green.
Bill plumbeous white; iris brown ; legs and feet fleshy brown (Bingham).
Length about 9 ; tail 4 ; wing 4.2 ; tarsus .8; bill from gape 1.1.
This species, which has long been confounded with C. griseiceps, is very distinct from it, and resembles the Himalayan bird, of which many naturalists may only consider it a race.
Distribution. Toungngoo; the Karen hills ; Karennee ; Tenasserim, as far south as Meetan at the base of Muleyit mountain, and throughout the Thoungyeen valley. It is doubtful whether it is this species or C. flaveolus which occurs in Arrakan, as recorded by Blyth.